A pair of Kate Harris silver napkin rings

Price: Sold

For sale is this rare pair of Kate Harris silver napkin rings made by William Hutton & Sons and retailed by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths. In excellent condition and a good gauge of silver.  Each is fully assayed for London 1903 and carries the registration mark 352424, for Harris’ so called “ivy design”.  Each is inscribed to the ring edge interior “From J.C. 1879-1904”.  The rings come in what may be an original, unmarked, box.

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/Goldsmith and Silversmiths

Designer:  Kate Harris

Date: 1903

Marks: WH&Sons , London, “h”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent.

Size: 4.5 cm diameter, 3.5 cm width

Weight: 1.1 oz, 30 grams each

SKU: A1497 Category:



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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts