Skip to Content

The museum is temporarily closed. Learn more.

Pitcher

A work made of lead-glazed earthenware.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of lead-glazed earthenware.

Date:

1880

Artist:

Designed by Christopher Dresser (English, born Scotland, 1834-1904)
Made by Linthorpe Art Pottery (Yorkshire, England, 1879-1889)

About this artwork

Christopher Dresser was known for prioritizing an object’s function while still maintaining geometric elegance. He gave special consideration to the placement of spouts and handles on vessels, such as this pitcher designed for Linthorpe Art Pottery. Dresser looked to a variety of cultural sources for inspiration. The shape of this pitcher is an adaptation of ancient Greek Cycladic jugs, the incised decoration was likely copied from Bronze Age pots excavated in Yorkshire, and the dripped glazing effect is based on Japanese Raku pottery.

Currently Off View

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Christopher Dresser (Designer)

Title

Pitcher

Origin

Yorkshire

Date

1880

Medium

Lead-glazed earthenware

Dimensions

19.4 × 15.9 × 14 cm (7 5/8 × 6 1/4 × 5 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of The Antiquarian Society through Alsdorf Foundation

Reference Number

1987.214

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share