I am delighted to add another sterling silver piece by Christopher Dresser to the Collection. To my mind he is without doubt the father of both modern and commercial design. Pieces that are unequivocally designed by Dresser and of the period in sterling silver are rare.
This piece is hallmarked for Hukin and Heath, London, 1883, for whom Dresser did the original design in around 1880, model number 2074 (this basket has a variant handle found on plated pieces after 1882). This basket or bon bon dish represents one of Dresser’s classic modernist designs.
For an identical, plated, design ‘Christopher Dresser’ by Michael Whiteway, page 96.
Condition is excellent.