Three-piece tea service

Ref: 0976
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)

    Manufactured by Hukin & Heath (1855-1953)

     

  • Detail

    Electroplate; the teapot with an ebonized handle

    Teapot: 9.5 x 17.2 cm

    Sugar bowl: 6.7 x 14 cm

    Jug: 6.4 x 10.1 cm

    English, circa 1878

  • Marked

    H&H maker’s mark, the number 1888 and ‘DESIGNED BY DRC. DRESSER’ under the base of each piece.

  • Provenance

    Christie’s (London), 17 July 1990, lot 95; Andrew McIntosh Patrick

  • Exhibited

    ‘The Shock of The Old: Christopher Dresser’s Design Revolution’, Cooper-Hewitt, New York and Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004

  • Literature

    Widar Halén, Christopher Dresser, London, 1990, fig. 174.

    Michael Whiteway, Christopher Dresser, Milan, 2001, no. 55.

    Michael Whiteway, ed., The Shock of The Old: Christopher Dresser’s Design Revolution, New York, 2004, fig. 176.

    Fine Art Society, Spring 2005, no. 12.

  • Collection

    Private collection