Ref: 1454
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)

    Manufactured by James Dixon & Sons (1806-1992)

  • Detail

    Electoplate, with ebony handle

    11 x 19 x 9 cm

    English (Sheffield), circa 1879

  • Marked

    Mark for James Dixon & Sons, pattern number 2273, design registration mark for 25 April 1880, and ‘Chr. Dresser’ facsimile signature (see right)

  • Provenance

    European private collection

  • Exhibited

    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)

  • Literature

    J. Dixon & Sons, trade catalogue, 1885, p. 96

    Michael Whiteway, Christopher Dresser 1834-1904, Milan, 2001, p. 109, pl. 100

  • Notes

    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.