Designer / Maker
Designed by Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)
Manufactured by Hukin & Heath (various partnerships 1855-1953)
Electroplated nickel silver and glass
Height: 23 cm
English (Birmingham), circa 1880
Marks for Hukin & Heath (see right)
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.