Silver

A Kate Harris art nouveau silver paper holder

For sale is this heart shaped William Hutton silver paper holder with Kate Harris maiden motif.  A rare variant of a classic Kate Harris design. In excellent condition

Price: £395

Maker:  William Hutton & Sons

Designer:  Kate Harris

Date: 1904

Marks: WH&Sns, Birmingham, “e”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent

Size:  8.5cm long. 7cm wide (max)

Weight:  3.7 oz, 106 grams (probably weighted)

SKU: A436 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