A huge Beswick collection is to be sold in a Dorset sale later this month, with hundreds of examples going under the hammer.
The Beswick collection comes from a deceased estate in Darlington, North Yorkshire and includes various horses, cattle, sheep, other farm animals, alongside birds and dogs.
Included in the collection are a family of three Beswick Red Friesian cattle which carry an estimate of £1,000-1,500 at Charterhouse in Sherborne. Elsewhere, a chocolate Labrador has an estimate of £200-400, a Canadian Cowboy is valued at £300-400 and an Indian £200-300.
A ceramic of HRH The Queen and HRH Prince Philip have been valued at £150-250 each.
With lots estimated from just £30 to £1,500 the entire collection is expected to sell for around £15,000 during the two-day sale on October 17 and 18.
“We have been selling Beswick for many years during which time we have sold vast amounts of this popular pottery for large amounts of money,” commented auctioneer Richard Bromell. “Often clients bring in a few pieces but this collection which has been amassed over a lifetime, is huge and one of the larger selections we have been instructed to sell.”