Tea Kettle by Dr. Christopher Dresser For Sale
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Tea Kettle by Dr. Christopher Dresser


Unusually geometric in form, this extraordinarily inventive copper and brass kettle looks like a Bauhaus thesis project from 1930 but was actually created in England in 1878 by the world's first Industrial designer, proto-modernist Dr. Christopher Dresser (England, 1834 - 1904). The bottom of this forward-looking masterpiece is stamped with the maker's mark of Benham & Froud of London. LITERATURE: Christopher Dresser, Industrial Designer, by N. Pevsner, (Architectural Review, 1937), p. 184, illus.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 10 in. x W 8.9 in. x D 6.1 in.H 25.4 cm x W 22.61 cm x D 15.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
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Located in Los Angeles, CA
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