Christopher Dresser, Soup tureen with lid , 1880


lectroplated silver, ebony handles and knob

h. 20,5 cm, w. 31 cm

Design classic by Dr. Christopher Dresser, executed by
Hukin & Heath, Birmingham, H & H shape No. 2123.
This basic shape was sold with either ebony or ivory
finial and handles. It was adapted variously as a smaller size
(H & H shape No. 2188). The offered tureen is the large version.


H & H, registration mark for July 28, 1880,
stamped shape No. 2123


Moorcroft Family, England, John Jesse Gallery, London

Public collections

Victoria & Albert Museum London, small version;
Metropolitan Museum New York; Museum of Modern Art New York,
small version


Harry Lyons, Christopher Dresser, The People’s
Designer 1834 - 1904, London 2005, plate 388, pag. 202;
Shock of the Old, Christopher Dresser’s Design Revolution,
edited by Michael Whiteway, New York/London, 2004, pag.
Truth - Beauty - Power, Dr. Christopher Dresser 1834 - 1904,
exhibition catalogue Historical Design, New York, 1998, pag. 54

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