Designer / Maker
Designed by Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)
Manufactured by Elkington & Co. (1824-1968)
Electroplated nickel silver
8 x 8 cm (diameter at top of bowl)
Designed 12 [?] 1881
English (Birmingham), 1881
Pattern number 16611, marks for Elkington & C0. and date letter for 1881
English private collection
Adrian Tillbrook, Christopher Dresser: Designs for Elkington’, The Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 1850 –The Present, 9 (1985), p. 25, pl. 5d (for an illustration of the design drawing for this model, design no. 16611)
This sugar bowl was conceived as part of a three-piece set, together with a teapot and milk jug.
An identical sugar bowl, part of a three-piece, was also manufactured by James Dixon & Sons; see (for example) Lyon & Turnbull, 19 April 2005, lot 33. This set, from the Andrew McIntosh Patrick collection, is now in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco.