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Silver sugar bowl, sifter and spoon, by Christopher Dresser (uncertain)

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An image of Sugar bowl. Sugar sifter/spoon. Hukin, Jonathan Wilson, silversmith (British). Heath, Thomas, silversmith (British). Dresser, Christopher, designer, perhaps (British, 1834-1904). The bowl is in the form of a lotus flower with a lightly gilt interior, supported by a bent tubular stem, and two curled leaves with engraved veins and tubular stems branching out to right and left from beside the main stem. One leaf is completely curled, the other half open. The sifter spoon has a twig-shaped handle with forked terminal. It's bowl is of the same lotus flower form as the sugar bowl and it also lightly gilt; it is pierced with a pattern of lozenges and roundels. Silver, parcel-gilt, chased and engraved, height, bowl, 8.1 cm, varies, width, bowl, 12.4 cm, weight, bowl, 220 g, length, spoon, 14.9 cm, weight, spoon, 27 g, 1884-1885. Arts and Crafts. Production Note: The attribution of the design to Christopher Dresser is uncertain.

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Sugar bowl. Sugar sifter/spoon. Hukin, Jonathan Wilson, silversmith (British). Heath, Thomas, silversmith (British). Dresser, Christopher, designer, perhaps (British, 1834-1904). The bowl is in the form of a lotus flower with a lightly gilt interior, supported by a bent tubular stem, and two curled leaves with engraved veins and tubular stems branching out to right and left from beside the main stem. One leaf is completely curled, the other half open. The sifter spoon has a twig-shaped handle with forked terminal. It's bowl is of the same lotus flower form as the sugar bowl and it also lightly gilt; it is pierced with a pattern of lozenges and roundels. Silver, parcel-gilt, chased and engraved, height, bowl, 8.1 cm, varies, width, bowl, 12.4 cm, weight, bowl, 220 g, length, spoon, 14.9 cm, weight, spoon, 27 g, 1884-1885. Arts and Crafts. Production Note: The attribution of the design to Christopher Dresser is uncertain.

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  • Accession Number: M.2 & A-1998
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 838 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 107.59kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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19th Century Arts and Crafts bowl British chased Christopher Dresser Dresser English engraved engraving Fitz_AA floral flowers gilded gilding gilt gold Hukin Jonathan Wilson Hukin leaf leaves lotus lotus flower lotus leaf parcel-gilt pierced service ware serving bowl serving piece sifter Silver silver-gilt silverware spoon sugar basin sugar bowl sugar caster sugar shaker sugar sifter tableware Thomas Heath Victorian

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