About this artwork
Christopher Dresser was known for prioritizing an object’s function while still maintaining geometric elegance. He gave special consideration to the placement of spouts and handles on vessels, such as this pitcher designed for Linthorpe Art Pottery. Dresser looked to a variety of cultural sources for inspiration. The shape of this pitcher is an adaptation of ancient Greek Cycladic jugs, the incised decoration was likely copied from Bronze Age pots excavated in Yorkshire, and the dripped glazing effect is based on Japanese Raku pottery.
- Currently Off View
- Applied Arts of Europe
- Christopher Dresser (Designer)
- Lead-glazed earthenware
- 19.4 × 15.9 × 14 cm (7 5/8 × 6 1/4 × 5 1/2 in.)
- Gift of The Antiquarian Society through Alsdorf Foundation