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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 176

    A VICTORIAN SILVER-PLATED TEAPOT

    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, CIRCA 1880, IN THE CHRISTOPHER DRESSER TASTE

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    A VICTORIAN SILVER-PLATED TEAPOT
    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, CIRCA 1880, IN THE CHRISTOPHER DRESSER TASTE
    Tapering cylindrical and on four stepped block feet, engraved to simulate brickword, with a crenellated border and an overhead part ivory handle, the detachable cover with an ivory finial
    7¼ in. (18.2 cm.) high


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Christopher Dresser (1834-1904), who first studied botany, became one of the most influential designers of his time. A contemporary of William Morris, he was Britain's first independent industrial designer. Dresser pioneered a new modern style, creating beautiful objects for the emerging consumer culture. Dresser was influenced by art and design from Japan, Egypt and Asia as well as his knowledge of botany. His designs extended to glass, ceramics and cast iron furniture for several manufacturers, not to mention functional metalwork, such as the claret jugs, teapot and sugar bowl offered here.