Kettle-on-Stand

English
about 1885
Designed by Christopher Dresser (Scottish, 1834–1904), Manufactured by Benham and Froud Co. (London)


Dimensions

76.7 x 14.25 cm (30 3/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1991.634a-e

Medium or Technique

Copper, brass, wrought iron, ebony

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

One of Britain’s most versatile and influential designers, Dresser-educated in both science and design-was also a teacher and writer. A firm believer in theories and principles of design, he also sought to express on a more abstract level the power of nature. A pioneer of Modernism and arguably Europe’s first industrial designer, Dresser embraced wholeheartedly the techniques of machine manufacturing, producing designs of great inventiveness for the decorative arts in all media.

Provenance

1991, gift of Mrs. Frederick Heidelberger to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 20, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick Heidelberger in memory of her son, Herbert Heidelberger