Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
A rare Kate Harris silver tazza or centrepiece. This is one of two known, the other having also been sold two years ago by The Peartree Collection. Known by its design drawing registered by William Hutton & Sons on 28th January, 1901 number 369260. This tazza is hallmarked for Connells of Cheapside, who are known to have retailed under their mark many Kate Harris’ pieces made by William Hutton. This large tazza is a stunning example of Harris’ work.
Kate Harris was employed the London studio of William Hutton & Sons to produce artistic silver from 1899 to c 1905. Her work is often hallmarked for Goldsmiths and Silversmiths or Connells of Cheapside who were retailers as well as manufacturers. See Professor Stephen Pudney’s articles on Kate Harris 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, hallmarked for Connells
Designer: Kate Harris
Marks: W.G.C , London, “f”
Material: Sterling silver
Condition: Excellent. Replacement glass
Size: 23 cm tall, bowl 23cm diameter
Weight: 30.7oz, 870 grams