this is my first post and like so many others I am in need of advice. I am not a silver collector proper, but a great admirer of Christopher Desser, the brilliant British industrial designer and proto-modernist. I own a few of his pieces and recently acquired this copy of his famously radical teapot for James Dixon from 1879. As far as I know only two originals exist, also Alessi offers a solid silver copy for 6000 Euros .
Well, and what really interests me, is the provenance of my piece. It bears a maker’s mark, but neither do I know the country of origin (Britain is likely, I suppose) nor the age. The previous owner had no information either. It is in silverplate.
So, here are the pics. Any suggestion as to the maker or advice on how to systematically search with the help of hallmark registers is greatly appreciated.