A silver and enamel photo frame for William Hutton & Sons

Price: £2,200

For sale is this very good, large, William Hutton & Sons silver and enamel square photo frame, the design attributed to Kate Allen.

The frame is in very good condition with original unrestored enamels in excellent antique condition.  The enamels are a good classic blue green colour, typical for Hutton.  The back of the frame may not be original  – I believe it would have been green silk not green velvet but perhaps this is a variant that is original. Certainly it is old, and in good condition.   Hallmarks and registration number are still crisp and the frame has not been over polished, still retaining its original patina with the finer hammering still visible.

Kate Allen was Hutton’s  other leading designer c 1898-1904, who worked alongside the better known Kate Harris, based at Hutton’s  London studio.  Like Harris, Allen her own distinctive arts and crafts style.

Maker:  William Hutton & Sons

Designer:  Kate Allen (attrib)

Date: 1902

Marks: WHSs Ltd, London, g

Material: Sterling silver, enamel

Condition: Excellent. See description

Size: 19 cm square (max width/height)

Weight: NM

SKU: A1393-1 Category:



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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts