Sugar bowl

Ref: 2344
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)

    Manufactured by Elkington & Co. (1824-1968)

  • Detail

    Electroplated nickel silver

    8 x 8 cm (diameter at top of bowl)

    Designed 12 [?] 1881

    English (Birmingham), 1881

  • Marked

    Pattern number 16611, marks for Elkington & C0. and date letter for 1881

  • Provenance

    English private collection

  • Literature

    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)

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    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.