Skip to Content
Closed now, next open tomorrow. Closed now, next open tomorrow.

Pair of Vases

A work made of bone china, enamel, and gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of bone china, enamel, and gilding.


c. 1870


Probably designed by Christopher Dresser (English, born Scotland, 1834-1904)
Painted by William Mussill (Austrian, active in France and England, 1828-1906)
Minton (Stoke-on-Trent, England, founded 1793)

About this artwork


On View, Gallery 231


Applied Arts of Europe


Christopher Dresser (Designer)


Pair of Vases


Stoke-on-Trent (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

c. 1870


Bone china, enamel, and gilding


Impressed 1384 (on base of both; indicating shape), both with indistinguishable impressed marks (on base), one impressed MINTON (on base)


2020.304.1 19.36 x 13.01 cm (7 5/8 x 5 1/8 in.) 2020.304.2 19.68 x 13.01 cm (7 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Helene Fortunoff and Robert Grossman

Reference Number


IIIF Manifest  The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) represents a set of open standards that enables rich access to digital media from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world.

Learn more.

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.


Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions