£5,000 – £10,000
Arts and crafts
See item A1281 for a full write-up on Adrian Harlaar the maker of this spoon and fork.
These pieces are not assayed but are marked with a monogram for ATH that I am certain is for Adrian Harlaar, know apparently as Adrian of The Hook. The spoon and fork is of a very heavy gauge inspired by medieval English cutlery.
Dutchman Adrian (Adrianus) Harlaar made his home in England from c 1900 and married an English wife Beatrice in 1903. Adrian Harlaar (1868-1942) was an “art metalworker”. He taught at the Sir John Cass Institute from c 1909, probably up until the war in 1914. In the 1910 Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society he is listed as executing a “biscuit box” (Exhibit 292) designed by Harold Stabler. By the 1921 census he is listed as a Trade Union Secretary for the National Brass and Metal Mechanics. He reappears in the 1939 Directory again as an “art metalworker”.
Price range: £345
Maker: Adrian Harlaar
Designer: Adrian Harlaar
Date: c. 1935
Marks: ATH monogram, not assayed
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 21 cm long each
Weight: 6.7 oz, 190 grams total