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Beswick Horses and Other Figures for Charterhouse Auction

An extensive collection of Beswick horses and other figures are to go under the Charterhouse hammer on Thursday 14th August in their specialist auction of Beswick and Royal Doulton. The collection comprises over 100 pieces and features several rare items, including a Canadian Mounted Cowboy estimated £500 – 700 and its adversary, a Mounted Indian estimated £200 – 300.

beswick.jpg“The collection is a life time’s work and with many of the pieces being bought new in the late 1950’s through to the 1980’s, the overall condition of group is exceptional”, commented Naomi Grabham. “The collection found its way to Charterhouse as we are the only specialist auctioneers operating in the South West and have consistently achieved outstanding results:, for example in our last sale a Galloway Bull, with a broken hoof, realised £1050!!”.

The Beswick factory was set up in 1894 as a family firm but they did not start producing the figures which we associate them with until the 1930’s. In 1939 Graham Tongue modelled Beswick’s first realistic horse, Bois Roussel, the winner of the 1938 Derby, and this paved the way for the Beswick factory’s future.

Some of the other highlights from the collection to be included in the specialist August sale are an Arab stallion with saddle £400 – 600; Cardigan Bay £300 – 500; a Canadian Mountie £300 – 500; and a Norwegian Fjord Horse £250 – 350.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their forthcoming specialist Beswick and Royal Doulton auction. Contact specialist in charge, Naomi Grabham at the salerooms on 01935 812277 or [email protected]. They are also accepting further entries for their forthcoming programme of specialist auctions including Collectors’ Items, Medals & Militaria in June, and Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia in July, which is to include a collection of Rolls Royce and Bentley vehicles. To arrange a free home visit throughout the West Country, please contact Richard Bromell, Partner at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS, 01935 812277.