Beswick have been producing wares since 1894 but it was not until 1939 that they produced the Bois Roussel horse, designed by Arthur Geddington it was one of the most popular type of Beswick horse, Beswick continued producing horses and foals pottery pieces up to 1989, all these had the Beswick mark on them but after Royal Doulton purchased the Beswick company the backstamp was changed to RD and also Royal Doulton stopped production of many of the horses and foals in the Beswick catalogue. In 1994 which was the centenary year for Beswick, Royal Doulton did produce a few horse models that had a Beswick backstamp.
Entrepreneur John Sinclair has since bought Beswick based in Sheffield. He has started to produce pottery items under the name of John Beswick.
Because the horses were fragile, many of the early pieces have over the course of time been broken and have become quite rare. Check out the prices below for some possible bargains.