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, with minute losses to the odd enamel edge only visible under magnification. The enamels are a good classic blue green colour, typical for Hutton. The back of the frame is not original and has been replaced at some point with a solid oak back. This is well done 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)
Marks: WHSs Ltd, London, h
Material: Sterling silver, enamel
Condition: Excellent. See description
Size: 19 cm square (max width/height)