A Kate Harris art nouveau style silver box

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A William Hutton & Sons box using a Kate Harris design pattern to the body.  The box marked with the registration number R352424 for Kate Harris’ ivy design registered on 25th January 1900.

Maker:  William Hutton & Sons

Designer:  Kate Harris (pattern)

Date: 1903

Marks: W H & Sns, Birmingham, “d”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Very good.

Size: 11 cm wide, 7cm high

Weight: 5.1oz, 145 grams

SKU: A197 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”.