So are you a fan of the classic Winnie the Pooh look or have you grown up on the Disney version? I like both, but I must say, this classic Tigger figurine by Beswick is awesome:
T I double Guh Ur!
Alan Alexander Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie the Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. And then Disney got ahold of his franchise and the rest is history!
“And we’re the only ones!”
John Beswick Ltd., formerly J. W. Beswick, was a pottery manufacturer, founded in 1892 by James Wright Beswick and his sons John and Gilbert in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. In 1969, the business was sold to Doulton & Co. Ltd. The factory closed in 2002 and the brand John Beswick was sold in 2004. The pottery company was chiefly known for producing high-quality porcelain figurines like the one featured here.
Psst! Look behind you!
In 1952, Beswick began manufacturing a range of Disney characters including Snow White, Mickey Mouse, and Bambi. And of course, the cast of the Winnie the Pooh stories. It is likely that the Pooh figurines were released in the late 1960’s according to a consensus of eBay Sellers.
This Tigger was one of a set of eight characters:
The gang’s all there
Tut, tut! I must say that Piglet seems twice his usual size in comparison to the other characters. “Probably my fault” says Eeyore.
These figurines are plentiful on eBay and other selling sites and range in asking price from $20 to $90 each. My advice would be to buy the lower-priced offerings.
To see more Tigger figurines, check out these archived posts featuring one from Britto and another from the Arribas Brothers.
Guest Contributor: Gaylin
I have a small collection of art glass. And while I would love to bring home a lot of glass from Arribas Brothers, I usually only have carry-on luggage. Once I had the glass packed and protected, I would have to leave my clothes behind. Hmm, that’s an idea!
A friend of mine got me this glass Mickey container and I love it. It has Mickey’s gloved hand on it, it is glass, and it can hold pretty things or sweet things or whatever! It came from the glass store in the Germany pavilion at Epcot.
5 1/2″ tall and 4 inches wide
The Walt Disney World logo is on one side of the bowl and the etched Mickey heads are around the other side. Because glass is see-through, it looks like the Mickey heads are above the logo, but they aren’t!
From the back you can see that the etched heads circle the bowl of the container. The bottom has the classic star pattern found on so many glass or crystal containers:
And from the top, you can see the stretched out fingers of Mickey’s hand in brushed glass:
Yep, maybe next trip I will throw out some clothes in order to bring back some of that pretty Disney glass!
Guest Blogger: GAYLIN
If you have been to the Arribas Brothers store in Downtown Disney or the Main Street store in the Magic Kingdom, you probably know that it is a wonderful, sparkly, place to visit! It is especially exciting when the glass blowers are hard at work. Isn’t it amazing what they can make out of glass?
The little fellow I am featuring here today is one of my prized possessions! He is small but very sturdy, so I have been able to carefully wash him when he has gotten too dusty:
Front view, his chest and face are ceramic, the stripes are enamel and the rest is Swarovski Crystal.
Look at that grin!
Lots of sparkling in the sunshine
Looks like he is getting ready to bounce
If you ever decide to buy something from Arribas, don’t worry about transporting it home. Each item comes in a fitted box that travels well:
The white, larger box, is what holds the crystal base and the blue box is for Tigger. I love all things sparkly, as much as I love Tigger. The two of them together: Irresistible!