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CHRISTOPHER DRESSER (1834-1904)
JAMES DIXON & SONS OF SHEFFIELD (1867-2004)

Arts and Crafts Silver Plated and Crystal Claret Jug (c. 1900 United Kingdom)

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Item Stock Code

6828

Item Medium Description

Silver Plated

European Dimensions

25.00 cm high

UK/USA Converted Dimensions

9.84 inches high

Item Diameter

14.50cm

Converted Diameter

5.71 inches

Item Description / Dealer Expertise

A stylish antique wine jug with plain style silver plated mount and black bakalite handle. In the style of Christopher Dresser. Marked on the base of the handle for maker James Dixon & Sons.

CHRISTOPHER DRESSER
Type Artist/Maker
Country of origin England
Born 1834
Died 1904

Christopher Dresser was born in Glasgow, Scotland. At age 13, he began attending the Government School of Design, Strand. He received training in design and took botany as his specialization. After completing his studies, he lectured in botany and art-botany at the School of Design and the Female School of Design. He also wrote two books on the subject, as well as series of articles that appeared in the Art Journal in 1857, "Botany as Adapted to the Arts and Art Manufactures." He was awarded a doctorate in absentia from the University of Jena, Germany in 1859 for his writings.
Dresser, aged 26, was perhaps overly optimistic in his application for the chair of botany at University College, London in 1860, which went to Daniel Oliver; thereafter he focused on his activities as a designer. From this early date his design work widened to include carpets, ceramics, furniture, glass, graphics, metalwork, including silver and electroplate, and textiles printed and woven. He wrote several books on design and ornament, including The Art of Decorative Design (1862), The Development of Ornamental Art in the International Exhibition (1862), and Principles of Design (1871–72).
In four months during 1876/1877 Dresser travelled about 2000 miles in Japan, recording his impressions in Japan, its Architecture, Art and Art-Manufactures. He represented the South Kensington Museum whilst in Japan, and was received at court by the Emperor, who ordered Dresser to be treated as a guest of the nation – all doors were open to him. He was requested by the Japanese Government to write a report on 'Trade with Europe'. His pioneering study of Japanese art is evident in much of his work which is considered typical of the Anglo-Japanese style.
Between 1879 and 1882, as Art Superintendent at the Linthorpe Art Pottery in Linthorpe in Middlesbrough he designed over 1,000 pots. If his ceramic work from the 1860's onwards (for firms such as Mintons, Wedgwood, Royal Worcester, Watcombe, Linthorpe, Old Hall at Hanley and Ault) is considered, he must be amongst the most influential ceramic designers of any period. Much of his work remains to be identified, although wallpaper designs for American, and textiles for French and German manufacturers have recently been located.
Some of Dresser’s metalwork designs are still in production, such as his oil and vinegar sets and toast rack designs, now manufactured by Alessi. One of his Old Hall designs is thought to have inspired the 1967 novel The Owl Service.

JAMES DIXON & SONS OF SHEFFIELD
Type Artist/Maker
Country of origin England
Started working 1867
Stopped working 2004

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gbp 875.00 (Pound Sterling)

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