Silver

A Kate Harris for William Hutton & Sons two handled dish

Price: £2,250

A lovely example of Kate Harris work for William Hutton & Sons.   This form of bowl appears in a number of Kate Harris styles but this seems to be the rarer and most original version from one of her earliest design patterns.  This design was registered by Huttons in 1899, registration number 332249. A variant on this bowl can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum silver room, case 16, reference CIRC 156-1965.

As can be seen in the contemporary image reproduced from the German publication “Der Modern Stil” in “other images”, a bowl identical to this was displayed at the Paris Exhibition, 1900.

The glass is hand blown and old but I do not think original.  By arrangement I am happy to have a green insert replacement glass liner made if that is preferred.

Condition overall is excellent.  The silver is quite “bright” having been polished to a shine.  That is not typically to my taste but works well with this particularly piece.

Maker:  William Hutton & Sons

Designer:  Kate Harris

Date: 1904

Marks: WH & Ss Ltd. London, “i”

Material: Sterling silver, glass liner (probably replacement)

Condition: Excellent with replacement glass liner

Size: 20 cm diameter across handles,  6.0 cm high

Weight : 11.0 oz, 311 grams (silver only)

SKU: A661 Category:

Description

See articles on Kate Harris by Stephen Pudney in the Decorative Art Society Journals Volumes 22 and 39. A similar bowl to this was displayed at the Paris Exposition 1900 and reproduced in Der Moderne Stil 1902.  See image.

Additional information

Period

Art nouveau, Arts and crafts