Arts and crafts
See item A1281 for a full write-up on Adrian Harlaar the maker of this spoon and fork.
These pieces are assayed for B.M, slightly confusingly, the mark of Adrian Harlaar registered by his wife Beatrice Harlaar. They are also marked with a monogram for ATH that I am certain is for Adrian Harlaar, known apparently as Adrian of The Hook. These pieces are therefore important in documenting the link between the Harlaar monogram and the Harlaar registered sponsor mark. The spoon and fork are both of a very heavy gauge inspired by medieval English cutlery.
Dutchman Adrian (Adrianus) Harlaar made his home in England from c 1900 and married an English wife Beatrice in 1903. Adrian Harlaar (1868-1942) was an “art metalworker”. He taught at the Sir John Cass Institute from c 1909, probably up until the war in 1914. In the 1910 Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society he is listed as executing a “biscuit box” (Exhibit 292) designed by Harold Stabler. By the 1921 census he is listed as a Trade Union Secretary for the National Brass and Metal Mechanics. He reappears in the 1939 Directory again as an “art metalworker”.
Price range: Sold
Maker: Adrian Harlaar
Designer: Adrian Harlaar
Marks: B.H, London, “p”
Material: Sterling silver
Size: Each 20.0 cm long
Weight: 4.0 oz, 112 grams total