Traveling tea set

Designer: Christopher Dresser (British, Glasgow, Scotland 1834–1904 Mulhouse)
Maker: for the firm of Hukin & Heath (British, Birmingham, 1855–1953)
Date: ca. 1879
Culture: British, Birmingham
Medium: Gilt and silver-plated brass; split bamboo; leather covered wood with velvet on the underside and glazed cotton linings
Dimensions: Height (tea kettle): 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm); Height (spirit lamp): 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Height (stand): 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); Height (teapot): 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Height (sugar bowl): 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); Height (milk jug): 2 in. (5.1 cm); Height (tea caddy): 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Classification: Metalwork-Silverplate
Credit Line: Anonymous Gift, in memory of Walter E. Stait, 2000
Accession Number: 2000.594.1a, b–.8

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