The Age of the Balletomane


In the wake of The Red Shoes film the 1950s saw all things to do with ballet become the height of vogue. Wallpaper and curtains, to clocks, scarves and compacts were all embellished with ballet motifs!

In 1956 Beswick pottery launched a range of ballet themed china . At first named Ballet the range was later renamed Pavlova and was in production until 1961. Ballet is a very cute pattern and perfect for any balletomane.  This china is quite hard to find these days but pieces do turn up on ebay and etsy.

I have recently started a shop on etsy specialising in ballet books, china and collectables from the 1930s – 1960s. I have quite a few beswick pieces for sale.

Please have a look at my shop: TheRedShoesVintage