Silver

A non matching spoon and heavy silver fork by Adrian Harlaar

See item A1281 for a full write-up on Adrian Harlaar the maker of this fork and spoon.

Neither spoon or fork is assayed but both are marked with a monogram for ATH that I am certain is for Adrian Harlaar, know apparently as Adrian of The Hook.  The fork is of a very heavy gauge clearly inspired by medieval English cutlery, the spoon is a less good gauge and crudely made.  I think it plausible the spoon was indeed made by Beatrice Harlaar as an amateur or novice silversmith

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: Sold

Maker: Adrian Harlaar

Designer: Adrian Harlaar

Date: c. 1935

Marks: ATH monogram. Not assayed

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent (spoon crude)

Size: Fork 19.0 cm Spoon 17.0 cm long

Weight: 2.7 oz, 77 grams

SKU: A1285a A1286-1 Category:

Additional information

Maker

Adrian Harlaar

Material

Sterling silver

Price range

<£1,000

Period

Arts and crafts