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Beswick Oceanic Bonito 1232

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.

Beswick Fish Oceanic Bonito 1232
Beswick Fish Oceanic Bonito 1232 photo displayed above

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.

Beswick Fish – Barracuda 1235

Beswick Fish – Barracuda 1235 Made in England

This is a magnificent and brilliantly hand painted Barracuda on coral work base, 26cm long, and very rare indeed. They seldom become available for sale in Australia.

Mould no: 1235
Dimensions: Approximately 10.5″ long by 5″ tall

The Beswick Fish – Barracuda mould no: 1235 is quite rare and seldom comes up for sale.

Beswick Fish - Barracuda 1235
Beswick Fish – Barracuda 1235 photo displayed above

This is a rare example of simply brilliant craftsmanship and the application of amazing colours. This is a truly remarkable ceramic piece that would grace the mantle piece of any home, and be a great t

P.S. Don’t let this be the one that got away.