Designer / Maker
Designed by Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)
Manufactured by James Dixon & Sons (1806-1992)
Electoplate, with ebony handle
11 x 19 x 9 cm
English (Sheffield), circa 1879
Mark for James Dixon & Sons, pattern number 2273, design registration mark for 25 April 1880, and ‘Chr. Dresser’ facsimile signature (see right)
European private collection
This model exhibited on several occasions, including:
‘Christopher Dresser: Ein Viktorianischer Designer 1834-1904’, Köln, 1981, K. 33 (together with a milk jug and sugar basin)
J. Dixon & Sons, trade catalogue, 1885, p. 96
Michael Whiteway, Christopher Dresser 1834-1904, Milan, 2001, p. 109, pl. 100
This teapot, shape ‘2273’ is recorded in a contemporary photograph from the 1879 Dixon ‘Costing Book’ (see right).
A further example, together with a milk jug and sugar bowl, (formerly in the Andrew McIntosh Patrick collection) belongs to the Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco.