A rare Kate Harris pair of silver and enamel button earrings

Price: <£1,000

For sale is this rare pair of button earrings designed by Kate Harris. Kate Harris left William Hutton’s London studio in around 1904, after marrying a Swedish silversmith living in England, who made these earrings. These earrings are marked for 1903, the first year that Kate Harris started designing for her husband and the year he registered his mark.  The earring stems are marked silver, suggesting they were added in the US some time later.

Designer:  Kate Harris

Date: 1903

Marks: London, “h”

Material: Sterling silver, enamel

Condition: Good. Some cracking to enamel

Size:  3 cm diameter

Weight:  .7 oz, 21 grams

SKU: A405 Categories: ,


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