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BESWICK - METRIC TABLE WARE - HARRY SALES.

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    Posted 4 years ago

    vetraio50
    (707 items)

    At the Salvo's today I saw these salt and peppers languishing on a shelf. The design of the two different groups was interesting .... linked by the graphics .... the whole lot was just $3 so I had to find out about them.

    At home I saw that the design comes from the Sixties ..... one of a series that Beswick called 'Trendsetter'. There were four separate designs in this range : Apollo, Lunar, Metric and Verona.

    These pieces are from the Metric range.

    Metric was one of the modernist designs of Harry Sales who worked at Beswick from 1961 until 1986.

    In 1961 Harry Sales left E Brain & Co and started to work at the Beswick factory. He became the design manager there and later worked at Royal Doulton, creating a new Bunnykins range. He did some figures for Beswick too that are modernist classics.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Cool pieces more like Poole to me. I could not even find them in the Beswick Book ?
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Thanks PHIL ... they're mentioned in this link:
      https://books.google.com.au/books?id=EArDCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA42&lpg=PA42&dq=beswick+metric.+harry+sales&source=bl&ots=Itc_P1krMI&sig=kmUpK3GJiH8Qjd-Y9d6gb33Znk4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwifv5qi9efLAhXH6aYKHUVdCuIQ6AEIITAC#v=onepage&q=beswick%20metric.%20harry%20sales&f=false
    3. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Just too cool for school! I love the shapes and lid finial.
      They certainly provide scale for your Uithol.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Thanks MIKELV, PHIL and KAREN too !!!!

      The Uithol is no mean piece !!!
    5. Gruff Gruff, 4 years ago
      I am wrong or do you have more of the these?
      Nice'!!!!!!!!!
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      congrats Kevin for this set at such a good price and interesting post
    7. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 4 years ago
      LOVE BESWICK
      Their design and huge influence in the 40's,50's and 60's was immense.
      I have a few of their pieces and my MIL 1st marriage worked there...you are very lucky to have this geometric set :)
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      No, GRUFF, these are it !!! I could have bought the toast rack, but it was damaged and two other plates that needed cups.
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KIVATINITZ, AURA, ANNE, KAREN, IGGY, NEVADABLADES .... THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR KIND COMMENTS !!!!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      These are great and love them !! Stunning!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN, MYFAVORITETREASURES, VIOLETORANGE & CAPERKID too !!! !!! !!!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks HUNTER & BRATJDD !!!!!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ANNAB !!! !!! !!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SWFINLUV !!! !!! !!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ALAN & HO2 CULTCHA !!!!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks BRUNSWICK !!! !!!! !!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks CHARMSOMEONE !!! !!!! !!!
    18. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      "Op Artsy" 1960s Beswick for $3.00? What a steal. These are great.
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks EFESGIRL !!!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks TEDSTRAUB !!! !! !!! !! !!!
    21. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      beautiful and Delicious !!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks yet again ANTIQUEROSE !!! !! !!! !! !!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks OROYOROYISTHATOURHORSE !!!!!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks TREY & ORORYOROY !!!!!!!!!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN & ONEGOODFIND !!!!!!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLECOLLECTOR !!! !!!! !!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks COURTENAYANTIQUES & HO2CULTCHA too !!! !!!! !!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ELISABETHAN !!! !!!! !!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks WELZEBUB !!!! !!!!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks NICEFICE !!! !!!! !!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      My thanks TYLYNNIE !!!! !!! !!!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUESinNJ !!! !!!! !!!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks TEDSTRAUB !!!! !! !!!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks AMANDAADAMS & JEFFBANKS too !!! !! !!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MC ROBERT & ARTISLOVE too !!!!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!.!!.!!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD & ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME !.!!.!.!!.!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA, THEDECOGUY & LISA !.!!!.!
    39. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 months ago
      Hello Vetraio! These are new to me but they look "retro cool" and fun. Nice!
    40. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 months ago
      Ha ha I just saw I have already loved them before, my memory seams to be slipping at this early hour :) so they are not new to me and aparently I still love them :) :).......
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
      I know exactly what you mean, mate.
    42. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 months ago
      Looks like I missed these first time around but glad I didn't miss them this time! Love, love this set! How nice would it be to have all of it together, plates, bowls and so on! Great post!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
      The set would be amazing to see. Many thanks for your kind comments SHAREURPASSION !.!:!.!
    44. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 months ago
      This is beautiful, I love the deep color.

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