Christopher Dresser, ‘An early 20th century Linthorpe vase’, Design/Decorative Art, Ribbed bulbous form with short neck, with short neck, having mottled yellow and electric blue running glazes on brown ground, Chiswick Auctions
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Christopher Dresser

An early 20th century Linthorpe vase

Ribbed bulbous form with short neck, with short neck, having mottled yellow and electric blue running glazes on brown ground
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Impressed with Linthorpe marks under, signed Christopher Dresser, patent no. 152; (15cm high), sold …

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Christopher Dresser
British, 1834–1904
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Praised as Britain’s first independent industrial designer, Christopher Dresser forged his own language of design, known for a modern style suited for mass availability. Dresser began studying at the industrial level Government School of Design in London at age 13, graduating from student to teacher in less than ten years, during which time he focused his coursework on botany and design. Inspired to transcend the confines of Western art, Dresser attended the 1876 World Exhibition in Philadelphia and subsequently traveled to Japan on a trip that had a formative effect on his aesthetic. Dresser developed the belief that regardless of financial status, all should be entitled to beautiful surroundings, and aimed to produce goods that linked high quality with mass production, such as textiles, furniture, glass, ceramics, wallpaper, and metalware (including an extensive array of playful and innovative toast racks.)

Christopher Dresser, ‘An early 20th century Linthorpe vase’, Design/Decorative Art, Ribbed bulbous form with short neck, with short neck, having mottled yellow and electric blue running glazes on brown ground, Chiswick Auctions
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Impressed with Linthorpe marks under, signed Christopher Dresser, patent no. 152; (15cm high), sold together with a Ruskin vase and three Upchurch pots

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Christopher Dresser
British, 1834–1904
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Praised as Britain’s first independent industrial designer, Christopher Dresser forged his own language of design, known for a modern style suited for mass availability. Dresser began studying at the industrial level Government School of Design in London at age 13, graduating from student to teacher in less than ten years, during which time he focused his coursework on botany and design. Inspired to transcend the confines of Western art, Dresser attended the 1876 World Exhibition in Philadelphia and subsequently traveled to Japan on a trip that had a formative effect on his aesthetic. Dresser developed the belief that regardless of financial status, all should be entitled to beautiful surroundings, and aimed to produce goods that linked high quality with mass production, such as textiles, furniture, glass, ceramics, wallpaper, and metalware (including an extensive array of playful and innovative toast racks.)

Christopher Dresser

An early 20th century Linthorpe vase

Ribbed bulbous form with short neck, with short neck, having mottled yellow and electric blue running glazes on brown ground
Bidding closed
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