'Sea Urchin' vessel

Ref: 1737
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Dr Christopher Dresser  (1834-1904)

    Manufactured by the Linthorpe Pottery  (1879-89)

  • Detail

    Glazed earthenware

    18.5 cm x 13.8 cm (diameter)

    English (Middlesbrough), circa 1880

  • Marked

    Marked for Linthorpe, with facsimile signature for Christopher Dresser and pattern number 312 (see right)

  • Provenance

    American private collection

  • Collection

    The Mint Museum, Charlotte

  • Notes

    This pattern was published in a Linthorpe Art Pottery advertisement published in The Furniture Gazette, 12 June 1880.  The design is inspired by Pre-Columbian Peruvian vessels, which provided Dresser with several shapes for pieces manufactured by Linthorpe.

    A vase of this form is in the collection of the British Museum, 1980, 3-6.1, and another belongs to the Detroit Institute of Art.