A Christopher Dresser sterling silver ladle

I am delighted to add a piece by Christopher Dresser to the Collection. To my mind he is without doubt the father of both modern and commercial design.  It is made of sterling silver and ebony. Pieces that are unequivocally designed by Dresser in sterling silver are rare.  This piece is hallmarked for Hukin and Heath 1894 for whom Dresser did the original design in 1880, model number 2123. Like most Dresser designs it was mainly produced in plate.  The ladle’s classic modern design, far ahead of the Victorian era, makes it a work of art in its own right.

Price range: Reserved

Maker: Hukin & Heath (Heath and Middleton)

Designer: Christopher Dresser

Date : 1894

Marks: JTH,JHM, London, date “T”

Material: Sterling silver and ebony

Condition: Excellent.

Size: 24cm

Weight : 2.4 oz, 74 grams incl ebony handle


SKU: A187 Category:


See Christopher Dresser, The People’s Designer by Harry Lyons page 202 for a plated example and Christopher Dresser, A Design Revolution, by Michael Whiteway page 151.

Additional information


Christopher Dresser


Sterling silver

Price range

£1,000 – 5,000