Silver

An art nouveau silver mug

For sale is this very striking mug, with wonderful Kate Harris style art nouveau handle.  The contrast of art nouveau angular handle and arts and crafts hand hammered body creates a strong modernist look. Marked for Mappin Webb, it is a good gauge of silver and in excellent  condition.

Price: £1,250

Maker:  Mappin & Webb

Designer:  Unknown

Date: 1905

Marks: MnWb, London, “k”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent.

Size:  12cm tall, 15cm across handle

Weight:  8.8 oz, 249 grams

SKU: A403 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