Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
The Exhibition is over but I still have a lot of new pieces to list. For sale is this classic Kate Harris silver art nouveau “puritan maid” box for William Hutton & Sons. The box is a decent size and depicts this classic Kate Harris design to the lid. This is from a private collection and not the identical box that recently sold at auction.
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, “i”. Hutton mark quite rubbed.
Material: Sterling silver
Condition: Very good. Small surface bruises and scratches commensurate with age
Size: 8.5 cm diameter, 3.0 cm height
Weight: 3.6 oz, 103 grams