A fabulous Beswick 'Zebrette' bowl dating to the 1950s. It is in the rare 'comma shape', number 1458, designed by Albert Hallam. The zebra pattern was designed by James Hayward and was probably influenced by Jessie Tait's 'Zambesi' design for Midwinter. Hayward's pattern was used on a number of other interesting shaped pieces designed by Hallam for Beswick, but this is one of the scarcest of those shapes. The outside of the bowl is covered with a glossy sunshine yellow glaze, contrasting nicely with the semi matte glaze and the bold black & white stripes on the inside. The base of the bowl bears the printed Beswick backstamp and the shape number.
The bowl is in very good condition.