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97/268/1 Vase, earthenware, designed by Christopher Dresser, manufactured by Linthorpe Pottery, Yorkshire, England, c.1880. Click to enlarge.

Earthenware vase designed by Christopher Dresser for Linthorpe Pottery

Made by Linthorpe Pottery in Yorkshire, England, c1880.

As opposed to John Ruskin and William Morris, Christopher Dresser was an enthusiastic advocate of scientific progress and the machine. The association of simplicity with progress led him to reject the taste for rich decoration of Victorian naturalism which used representational, often relief ornaments indiscriminately applied to objects of any form and size. Dresser’s interest in forms based on the structure of plants, his emphasis on function in design and the economic use of materials such as ...

Summary

Object No.

97/268/1

Object Statement

Vase, earthenware, designed by Christopher Dresser, manufactured by Linthorpe Pottery, Yorkshire, England, c.1880

Physical Description

A tall earthenware vase with red glaze of a tapering cylindrical shape extending into slender neck.

Marks

Manufacturers signature mark incised on base in cursive script, "Ch Dresser".

Dimensions

Height

210 mm

Production

Notes

This vase was designed by Dr Christopher Dresser and manufacturered by Linthorpe Pottery in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England around 1880.

History

Notes

Dr Christopher Dresser (1934- 1904) was probably one of the most influential designers of the nineteenth century. From 1856 his publications, which used contemporary printing technology to reinforce their impact, influenced not only the design but also the manufacture of decorative arts in Europe.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Bob Meyer under the Tax Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1997

Acquisition Date

15 September 1997

Cite this Object

Harvard

Earthenware vase designed by Christopher Dresser for Linthorpe Pottery 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 October 2019, <https://ma.as/157892>

Wikipedia

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