Wine bottle holder
Designer / Maker
Designed by Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)
Manufactured by Hukin & Heath (various partnerships, 1855-1953)
Electroplate, with ebonised wood handle
15. 5 (overall length) x 19 (overall height) cm
English (Birmingham). circa 1885
Trade mark for Hukin & Heath, pattern number 3104 and design registration number 1343 (see right). Initialled ‘RAL’ (see right).
For an open-sided bottle holder of the same form, with the pattern number 3128, see Michael Whiteway, Christopher Dresser 1834-1904, 2001, no. 75.
For a wooden-sided variant, reportedly registered in 1881, see Whiteway (op. cit.), no. 82.