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Tureen with Cover

A work made of electroplated silver and ebony.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of electroplated silver and ebony.

Date:

c. 1880

Artist:

Designed by Christopher Dresser (English, born Scotland, 1834-1904)
Made by Hukin and Heath (London and Birmingham, England, 1855-1953)

About this artwork

This tureen and the accompanying ladle, starkly modern and devoid of ornamentation, were produced in two sizes in both silver and electroplated silver; the set became one of Christopher Dresser’s most well-known designs. Dresser was heavily influenced by Japanese metalwork, which he began importing into London in 1879 following an extended visit to Japan. Both the look of the silver brackets that grip the tureen’s handles and the angled stem of the ladle are indebted to Japanese designs.

On View

Applied Arts of Europe, Gallery 246

Artist

Christopher Dresser

Title

Tureen with Cover

Origin

Birmingham

Date

1875–1885

Medium

Electroplated silver and ebony

Dimensions

20.3 × 31.1 × 23.5 cm (8 × 12 1/4 × 9 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Florence L. Notter Endowment

Reference Number

1984.826

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