Lemon Squeezer

This late 19th-century lemon squeezer by Hukin and Heath is a fine example of their skill in producing silver and electroplated goods. Established in 1855 by Jonathan Wilson Hukin and John Thomas Heath as manufacturing silversmiths and electroplaters, Hukin & Heath entered silver marks in London in 1879, by which time they had established showrooms at 19 Charterhouse Street, Holborn. The firm’s collaboration with renowned designer Christopher Dresser was noted by ‘The Art Journal’ in 1879, which described the showrooms as ‘redolent of art’. The lemon squeezer exhibits grace combined with usefulness, simplicity, and purity of form and readiness of application to the purposes to which it was to be designed. Established hallmarks of Dresser’s designs.

The lemon squeezer itself features three legs with supports for bottles, glasses, and lemons, secured to a large silvered dish stand. The registered design marks stamped on the piece attest to its quality and unique design. The firm’s trademark, comprising the initials ‘H & H’ with an eagle, was well-known in the industry. Hukin & Heath registered designs by Dresser from 1878 until at least 1881, and the models were produced into the early 1900s. The firm’s design books were unfortunately destroyed before it closed down in 1953. Overall, this lemon squeezer is a testament to Hukin & Heath’s skill in producing beautiful and functional silver and electroplated goods and their successful collaboration with one of the most renowned designers of their time.

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Hukin Heath Silver Plate and Gilt Lemon Squeezer

Stock Number: 25161

Late 19th-century lemon squeezer by Hukin and Heath, the three legs with supports for bottles, glasses and lemons and secured to a large silvered dish stand. Stamped with registered design marks.



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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 34 cm (13.39 inches)



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