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Christopher Dresser Linthorpe vessel, £1900 at Richard Winterton's auction.

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It is impressed with a Christopher Dresser signature mark, the monogram for Henry Tooth and the shape No.330. Although most Linthorpe models were intended for mass production, some of the more adventurous forms were made in small numbers.

Offered for sale at Richard Winterton (20% buyer’s premium) in Lichfield on April 27 with a modest guide of £100-150, it took £1900 from a bidder using thesaleroom.com.

Dresser created designs for around 1000 pots while working as art superintendent at Linthorpe from 1879-82.