Silver

A Kate Harris art nouveau silver box

Price: £1,350

For sale is this really beautiful Goldsmiths and Silversmiths sterling silver box by Kate Harris.  The lid of the box is embossed with her classic maiden head design together with applied mistletoe leaves, also to her design.  I have not seen this style of box before.  It is an exceptional heavy gauge of silver.

Maker:  Goldsmiths and Silvermiths (William Hutton & Sons)

Designer:  Kate Harris

Date: 1901

Marks: G&S, London, “f”, lid marked

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Very good. Makers marks slightly rubbed

Size: 7.25 cm square, 6cm high

Weight: 7.3 oz, 208 grams

SKU: A327 Category:

Description

Kate Harris was employed the London studio of William Hutton & Sons to produce artistic silver from 1899 to c 1905.  Her work is often hallmarked for Goldsmiths and Silversmiths who were retailers as well as manufacturers.  See Dr Stephen Pudney’s articles on Kate Harris in the Decorative Arts Society Journal Vol 22 “A marriage of art and commerce: Kate Harris and the arts and crafts silverware of William Hutton & Sons” and 2015 Volume 39 “The mystery woman of English art nouveau”.

Additional information

Period

Art nouveau, Arts and crafts