Elegant Christopher Dresser design for Linthorpe Pottery by Henry Tooth c1880. Shouldered baluster-form vase with an elongated neck and flared rim. Gorgeous amber and green drip glaze over a metallic-lustre body. Impressed (obscured) Linthorpe mark, Chr Dresser and monogram for Henry Tooth. The vase measures 21.5 cm in height.


In 1879 John Harrison (a local businessman) established Linthorpe Pottery in conjunction with Christopher Dresser, one of the most influential designers of the late 19th century. Dresser acted as artistic director at the Pottery until 1882 and continued to submit designs whilst the Pottery remained in production. Dresser recommended Henry Tooth, an artist from Buckinghamshire working at that time on the Isle of Wight, as pottery manager. Henry Tooth, with no prior experience of clay or pottery left Ryde for Linthorpe, spending time at the T.G. Green pottery in Church G