Silver-plate highly stylized classical ewer with various etched and applied floral details and an elegantly modeled double arch handle form
Marks: Heraldic Coat-of-Arms
H: 11″ x W: 8″ x D: 5″
This is a Rococo Revival inspired wine ewer that shows the design transition of the last quarter of the 19th Century and leading up to the curvaceous designs of the Art Nouveau Era. The classical form of this ewer has an ancient precedent as well.
Christopher Dresser / James Couper & Sons Aventurine blown glass Clutha vase c. 1895
CHRISTOPHER DRESSER (1834-1904) UK
JAMES COUPER & SONS Glasgow
Clutha vase c. 1895
Aventurine blown glass with iridescent gold streaks and internal bubbles
Illustration: Christopher Dresser, Widar Halen (Oxford: Phaidon, Christies Limited, 1990) p. 196, illust. 228.
For more information: Liberty Style: the classic years, 1898-1910, Mervyn Levy (New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1986); Christopher Dresser: the power of design, Christopher Wilk (New York: Zurland – Zabar, 1993).