John Beswick Ltd, formerly J. W. Beswick, was a pottery manufacturer, founded in 1894 by James Wright Beswick and his sons John and Gilbert in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. The factory closed in 2002 and the brand John Beswick was sold in 2004.
Do they still make Beatrix Potter figurines?
In the 1930s the pottery began to move from tableware to producing animal models. From 1948 onwards Beswick began to produce their Beatrix Potter figures which are still widely collected today.
Is Lladro still popular?
The reverence for the Lladró brand continues today, with collectors hunting for – and finding – fantastic pieces across price points. “There is still strong private and primary market demand for Lladró porcelains. But they do come to auction with “diorama” works grossing the highest values.
Are Lladros still popular?
In 1965, Lladró sculptures began entering the United States market and became tremendously popular. From there, Lladró began to gain world-wide fame. Today, the family-owned Lladró porcelain company employs over 2,000 workers in Valencia, Spain and markets its creations around the world.