Toast Rack (England), ca. 1879
The clean, angular form of this toast rack is characteristic of Dresser’s innovative designs—simple lines create the form and replace ornament. Dresser, unlike other design reformers of his era, used industrial methods to make good design more affordable: here, silver electroplating makes the precious material available to a broader range of consumers.
This object was
General Acquisitions Endowment.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of Margery and Edgar Masinter and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 14 x 13 x 10.8 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamped with manufacturer's mark and designer's facsimile signature.
Cite this object as
Toast Rack (England), ca. 1879; silver-plated metal; H x W x D: 14 x 13 x 10.8 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Margery and Edgar Masinter and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2002-22-1