Christopher Dresser – ‘Basket’ vase, 1892-1896

Christopher Dresser

Basket vase, 1892-1896

Glazed earthenware
Made by Ault Pottery
h. 24,1 cm - w. 19 cm

MARKS : 'Ch. Dresser' facsimile signature and '262'

PROVENANCE : Probably acquired in London in 1914-1915 by Peter Dekeyser, a Belgian judge who had taken refuge in England during the German bombing of his hometown Louvain. He returned to Louvain shortly after the war. By descent to his grand-daughter-in-law Mrs. Isabelle Ebens, until 2017.

SIMILAR PIECES : This vase is only the third example of this design known to have survived.

LITERATURE : Michael Whiteway, 'Christopher Dresser 1834-1904', Milan, 2001, figure 227 - Michael Whiteway, 'Shock of the Old : Christopher Dresser's Design Revolution', New York, 2004, n°286.

COLLECTION : British private collection