Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
For sale is this charming Kate Harris silver art nouveau small heart shaped box for William Hutton & Sons. The box lid carries classic Harris’ motifs and is gilded inside.
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
Marks: WH&Sons , London, “c” (plus workman’s mark)
Material: Sterling silver
Condition: Very good. Small surface scratches commensurate with age
Size: 6.25 cm max diameter, 2.25 cm height
Weight: 1.7 oz, 48 grams