Beswick Oceanic Bonito Fish 1232 – Made in England
Mould no: 1232
Designed by: Arthur Gredington
Produced: 1952 to 1968
Dimensions: height 18.4 cm (7 1/4″)
Magnificent form and colours, is how I would describe this piece.
This particular English Beswick Pottery piece, seldom comes up for sale in Australia.
A few interesting facts about the Oceanic Bonito:
Those of you who are reading this and live in any of the tropical waters around our planet, will be quite familiar with the Oceanic Bonito (Katsuwonus pelamis) is more commonly know as a Skipjack Tuna, it is a medium-sized, streamlined, and a fast-swimming pelagic fish, common to all warm waters around the world. It lifespan is generally between 8 to 12 years and weighs up to an impressive 34.5 kg (76 lb) per fish and 1 m (3 ft) in length.
Now that’s a good sized fish by all accounts, could you imagine the Beswick potters sculpting, painting and firing a ceramic piece, using the fishes real size,
This fish is also known as aku, arctic bonito, mushmouth, striped tuna, or victor fish depending where you are located.