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History of Beatrix Potter Figurines
In 1947, Lucy Beswick suggested bringing to life Beatrix Potter characters from Beatrix Potter books and in 1948, John Beswick secured the right to reproduce 10 Beatrix Potter characters.
The first character to be reproduce was Jemima Puddle-Duck, which was modelled by Arthur Gredington.
In 1969 Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, and in 1989, the Beswick backstamp was dropped in favour of the Royal Doulton Royal Albert DA backstamp.
The popularity of the Beatrix Potter characters was re-introduce in 1998, specifically for the collectors market. By the end of 2002, Royal Doulton ceased production of all Beswick products and in 2003 the Gold Street works were sold off to property developers.
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