Silver

A Kate Harris art nouveau silver box

Price: £1,000-5,000

For sale is this really beautiful William Hutton & Sons sterling silver box by Kate Harris.  The body of the box is embossed with her classic flower design with registered design number 322249.  The lid is designed with three petals or leaves centred with a bud finial.  Typical of her work the overall box has a modern feel to it, less ornate than its continental equivalents.   it is a good gauge of silver and in excellent condition.

Maker:  William Hutton & Sons

Designer:  Kate Harris

Date: 1902

Marks: W H & Sns, London, “g”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Very good.

Size: 7.5 cm diameter 7.0 cm high

Weight: 5.5oz, 155 grams

SKU: A559 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