A rare Kate Harris art nouveau silver tazza

Price: Sold

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

Date: 1901

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

SKU: A354 Category:

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts