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Claret Jug

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

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  • A work made of silver, glass, and ebony.

Date:

c. 1892-c. 1893

Artist:

Probably designed by Christopher Dresser (English, born Scotland, 1834-1904)
Made by J. T. Heath and J. H. Middleton (Birmingham, England, 1887-1952)

About this artwork

Claret, a French wine, had become increasingly accessible in England by the late nineteenth century, prompting silversmith firms to produce a wide variety of jugs specifically for its enjoyment. Christopher Dresser designed many for the Birmingham-based manufactory Heath and Middleton (successor to Hukin and Heath, established 1855). In this example, Dresser played with form, coupling an elongated neck with a starkly straight ebony handle of equal length.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Christopher Dresser (Designer)

Title

Claret Jug

Origin

Birmingham

Date

1892–1893

Medium

Silver, glass, and ebony

Dimensions

H. 44.7 cm (16 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago

Reference Number

1991.116

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