A Kate Harris art nouveau silver box

Price: Sold

For sale is this really beautiful William Hutton & Sons sterling silver box by Kate Harris.  The lid of the box is embossed with her classic maiden head design.  Typical of her work the overall box has a modern feel to it, less ornate than its continental equivalents.  I have not seen this box before but the same design was used on a ring dish, now in the Collection’s archive.  Very good gauge of silver.

Maker:  William Hutton & Sons

Designer:  Kate Harris

Date: 1902

Marks: W H & Sns, London, “g”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Very good.

Size: 10.25 cm long, 5.25cm wide 4cm high

Weight: 4.7oz, 132 grams

SKU: A256 Category:


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”.

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts