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A rare three piece silver tea service

DESIGNED BY DR. CHRISTOPHER DRESSER, MANUFACTURED BY JAMES DIXON AND SONS, SHEFFIELD, 1882

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A rare three piece silver tea service
Designed by Dr. Christopher Dresser, manufactured by James Dixon and Sons, Sheffield, 1882
Conical Teapot, cream Jug and sugar Basin, each supported on three prong legs, angular handles on the two vessels terminating in foliate bosses, the sugar basin and cream jug with gilt interiors
4in. (10.2cm.) height Teapot
Makers' mark, each with stamped designer's facsimile signature, P.O.D.R. mark for 25th November 1880 (3)

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Cf: Widar Halen, Christopher Dresser, London, 1990, p. 181, pl. 204 similar example in silver illustrated
See also: Stuart Durant, Christopher Dresser, 1993, p. 93, page from Dixon's catalogue of 1885, this design in electroplate.
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