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Sugar bowl and spoon

Electro-plated nickel and ebonised wood

Origin: Birmingham

Date: c. 1880

16.9 cm length; 12 cm height

Marks/Maker: H & H with an eagle in four separate circular punches for Hukin and Heath; pattern number 2365

Presented by David Bell, 2002; WA2002.229. 1 and 2

T. Schroder (2009), no. 309

Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) is regarded as one of the pioneers of modern design, influenced by the reforming work of Richard Redgrave, Henry Cole and Owen Jones. A silver version of this design, based on a miniature coal skuttle, is in the Seawolf collection and hallmarked for 1881.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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