A Kate Harris art nouveau silver string box

Price: £550

For sale is this William Hutton & Sons silver string box attributed to Kate Harris.  The lid of the box has a finial held by classic Harris leaves and the body of the box is embossed with stylized flowers very much in Harris’ style.

Maker:  William Hutton & Sons

Designer:  Kate Harris (attrib)

Date: 1903

Marks: WH&Sns, London, “h”, lid marked

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Very good. Makers marks slightly rubbed

Size:  9 cm high, diameter 6 cm

Weight:  5 oz, 150 grams

SKU: A379 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