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Beswick ceramic dog table lamp, Yorkshire Terrier, 1930`s ca English
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Beswick ceramic dog table lamp, Yorkshire Terrier, 1930`s ca English

Code: 11117

Price: SOLD

Height: 30cm (11.8")     Width: 14cm (5.5")
Depth: 14cm (5.5")
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Beswick ceramic dog table lamp of a Yorkshire Terrier, Art Deco,1930`s ca English.

This vintage lamp has been gently cleaned while respecting the aged patina. It is newly rewired, earthed, PAT tested by an electrician and ready to use. It has the following new components: brass lamp holder & cover, golden silk cable, black cord switch, black plug and clip-on lampshade.   Lightbulb included. This lamp could be used with a dimmer. It is possible to use this lamp in other countries with light bulbs suitable to local electricity.

This vintage table lamp was probably made by the English Company Beswick. It has many of the distinctive design features: the dog theme, a quality figurine depicted with realism, very good colour & glazed china. The Yorkshire Terrier dog was very popular in the early 20th Century, particularly in the Art Deco period, and often represented in many objects, paintings, jewellery and decorations for the home.

With its delicate small proportions and cute animal theme in the Art Deco style, this light works well as a side lamp on a table, desk, or shelf. It would suit a range of interiors such as Antique, Country, Traditional, Hollywood Regency, Art Deco, or Contemporary.

The composition is simple but effective: a ceramic figurine of a Yorkshire Terrier dog stands sideways in front of a ceramic trunk of a tree, which raises slightly in angle, and itself becomes the column of the lamp leading to the lamp holder. The dog is standing on a rectangular ceramic base.

The ceramic composition has excellent accurate detail & texture, complemented by a fine gloss finish and a nice colour. The tree & base are in black, while the dog figurine complements in tones of brown & beige.

From the back the figurine is as well detailed as the front. Cleverly the silk cable comes out from a discrete hole in the tree trunk.

Underneath the lamp base is padded with new black felt to protect the furniture below.

The new brass lamp holder has a new polished brass metal cover that adds a golden tone to the design.

The light is finished with a removable new clip-on black silk lampshade. This is lined gold metallic and edged with a black fabric trim.

Carries one standard small screw light bulb (E14) up to 40 Watts. At present fitted with a Candle Clear light bulb of 25 Watts, as photographed, which is included in the price. It could also take other types of E14 Candle light bulbs.

This vintage lamp is in very good condition. The ceramic figurine is sound with no chips or cracks. The glazing is in very good condition with a warm vintage patina & minor tiny marks in line with age & wear.  The lampshade is new and in very good condition.

Additional dimensions:

The total Height of the lamp with the shade on is: 30 cm.

The base alone (without the lampshade) is: Height: 20.5 cm, Width: 13 cm & Depth: 8.5 cm.

The lampshade alone is: Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter at the bottom: 14 cm, Diameter at the top: 7 cm

Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care with packing. For safe transport the shade will be wrapped separately in bubble wrap, foam and an outer layer of card. The base will also be wrapped separately in bubble wrap, foam & card. Together these pieces would easily fit into a box with loose fill packing suitable for posting with a courier.  We ship with reliable couriers (signed for, tracked & insured).


UK Mainland: Free
European Union: 60
United States/Canada: 65
Japan: 80
Australia: 95
Rest of the World please enquire.


Beswick was an English pottery manufacturer, founded in 1894 by James Wright and his sons John and Gilbert in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. It was not until the 1930`s, and specifically the introduction of a high fired bone china in 1934, that the firm turned to the animal modelling for which they would become known for. In 1969, the business was sold to Doulton & Co. Ltd. The factory closed in 2002 and the brand John Beswick was sold in 2004.
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