A Kate Harris silver art nouveau canister

Price: £625

A Kate Harris silver canister or cylindrical box, made by William Hutton & Sons. It is fully assayed for Birmingham 1902. The design is classic Harris with sprigs of flowers (primrose?) with the lid carrying classic Harris art nouveau organic design. The jar is in excellent condition, quite highly polished with some of the marks partially rubbed, though still readable.

Kate Harris was employed by the London studio of William Hutton & Sons to produce artistic silver from 1899 to c 1905. Harris was one of the very few women, or British exhibitors, to win recognition at the 1900 Paris International Exhibition.

For more information on Kate Harris, see Professor Stephen Pudney’s articles on her 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 Vol 39 “Katie Harris: Mystery Woman of English Art Nouveau”.

Maker: William Hutton & Sons
Designer: Kate Harris
Date: 1902
Marks: WH&Sons , Birmingham, “c”
Material: Sterling silver
Condition: Excellent, quite polished
Size: 10.0 cm high, 8.25 cm diameter across base
Weight: 6.6 oz, 186 grams

SKU: A1520b-1 Category:

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts