Is SylvaC pottery valuable?
Is SylvaC pottery valuable?
SylvaC pieces are not rare; however, they are becoming collectable, and the best pieces can fetch high prices. There is a common belief that pieces made after 1982 are fakes or somehow “less” SylvaC than pieces made before then.
How do I identify SylvaC?
Post 1937, SylvaC began using a more distinctive back mark, which usually included the model number and, post 1938, the SylvaC brand name, thus making SylvaC pieces considerably easier to identify and value. The company also used foil and paper stickers with the SylvaC logo but these had a habit of falling off!
How can I tell if my SylvaC rabbit is real?
Modern SylvaC pieces tend to be smaller than the originals, but they do turn up second hand described as ‘vintage’. Fakes are hard to determine, but look for inattention to detail in any painting to noses and eyes . Eyes must be a melting chocolate brown rather than black.
How old is SylvaC pottery?
The SylvaC name was first used by pottery company Shaw & Copestake in the 1930s, although the factory had been in operation since the late 1890s. Tableware, animal figures and ornaments were all part of the output, along with moulded and matt glazed earthenware vases and novelties.
Is Beswick pottery still made?
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. …
When were Sylvac bunnies made?
The rabbits first appeared in the early 1930s and came to be produced because while in France, Mr Richard Hull had come across a similar model and knew immediately that they could be commercially sound. The rabbits were produced for over 40 years until 1975, and in many colours and glazes, the most common being green.
Is Beswick always marked?
There are various Beswick backstamps to look out for. Early Beswick stamps, dating from the First World War onwards, simply have the words ‘Beswick England’ in a circle or oval shape. These will often be imprinted in green. In 1954, Beswick started to use impressed markings, adding serial numbers.
Is John Beswick the same as Beswick?
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. In 1969, the business was sold to Doulton & Co. Ltd. The factory closed in 2002 and the brand John Beswick was sold in 2004.
How do you tell if it’s Beswick?
Beswick Trademark Backstamps Early Beswick stamps, dating from the First World War onwards, simply have the words ‘Beswick England’ in a circle or oval shape. These will often be imprinted in green. Moving on from this marking the oval shape was removed, and the words ‘Beswick Ware Made within England’ were added.
Is Beswick valuable?
Most prominently known for the reproduction of Beatrix Potter earthenware characters, Beswick secured the rights to this range in 1948. It is still highly sought after today and you’ll find pieces throughout many of our auctions.
Which is the best type of SylvaC to buy?
Inexpensive and mass-produced in quantity, SylvaC has become quite popular; items showing a high quality, detailed moulding, plus animal figures and jugs featuring moulded animal handles are all collectable. Wall pockets decorated with fairies and elves are also sought after.
What kind of animals are in a SylvaC vase?
Bowls, Dishes and Plant Pots Cats Character & Toby Jugs Comical Animals Dogs Egyptian Range Farm Animals Figures Gnomes, Pixies & Goblins Jugs Miscellaneous Novelties Posy Vases Rabbits Tablewares & Kitchenwares Toilet Accessories Vases Wall Pockets, Wall Plaques & Wall Vases Wild Animals Market Prices 2014
When was the first SylvaC colourway made?
If you have a colourway or a unique piece of Sylvac, it could be worth a small fortune. The factory was founded in 1894 by William Shaw and William Copestake and given the company name of Shaw & Copestake.
Are there any SylvaC models that are not recorded?
This hasn’t stopped avid collectors from gaining as much information as possible over recent years, and piece by piece the general picture has been put together. There are still models however that haven’t been recorded and these are avidly sought by collectors.