Claret jug

Ref: 2378
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)

    Manufactured by Hukin & Heath (various partnerships 1855-1953)

  • Detail

    Electroplated nickel silver and glass

    Height: 23 cm

    English (Birmingham), circa 1880

  • Marked

    Marks for Hukin & Heath (see right)

  • Note

    Although this model has been published on innumerable occasions, examples engraved with Japanese-inspired decoration appear rarer.

    Published examples, with plain metalwork, include Michael Collins, Christopher Dresser 1834-1904, exhibition catalogue 1979, no. 15; Christopher Dresser Ein Viktorianischer Designer 1834-1904, exhibition catalogue, 1981, K.17, and Michael Whiteway (ed.), The Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser’s Design Revolution, exhibition catalogue, 2004, fig. 181.