- Museum number
Teapot; electroplate; an inverted cone shape on three legs with angled handle and spout, hinged lid with cone-shaped knop.
- Production date
Height: 10 centimetres
Width: 18 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from J. Rudoe, 'Decorative Arts 1850-1950. A catalogue of the British Museum collection'. 2nd ed. no.91.
For a full discussion of Christopher Dresser's metalwork see Curatorial Comment for catalogue no. 82 (1983.10-10.1) in 'Decorative Arts 1850-1950'
The complete 'afternoon tea set' with milk jug and sugar bowl was advertised in J. Dixon & Sons' catalogue at 58s. for the pot, 40s. each for the jug and bowl. For an example of the milk jug, see
Collins, M., 'Christopher Dresser 1834-1904', exhibition catalogue, London, Camden Arts Centre and Middlesbrough, Dorman Museum, 1979, no.52. For a silver version see Dennis, R. and Jesse, J., 'Christopher Dresser 1834-1904', exhibition catalogue, London, Fine Art Society, 1972, no.137.
See J. Rudoe, 'Design and manufacture: Evidence from the Dixon & Sons Costing Books', in Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 29, 2005, pp. 66-85, figs.2, 8, 9 and 10.
- On display (G47/dc15)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number