Arts and crafts
See item A1281 for a full write-up on Adrian Harlaar the maker of these dishes.
These pieces are not assayed but are marked with a monogram for ATH that I am certain is for Adrian Harlaar, know apparently as Adrian of The Hook. The dishes are each set with good red agates.
Dutchman Adrian (Adrianus) Harlaar made his home in England from c 1900 and married an English wife Beatrice in 1903. Adrian Harlaar (1868-1942) was an “art metalworker”. He taught at the Sir John Cass Institute from c 1909, probably up until the war in 1914. In the 1910 Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society he is listed as executing a “biscuit box” (Exhibit 292) designed by Harold Stabler. By the 1921 census he is listed as a Trade Union Secretary for the National Brass and Metal Mechanics. He reappears in the 1939 Directory again as an “art metalworker”.
Price range: Sold
Maker: Adrian Harlaar
Designer: Adrian Harlaar
Date: c. 1935
Marks: ATH monogram, not assayed”
Material: Sterling silver, agates
Condition: Excellent, one agate with old chip
Size: 11.25 cm diameter
Weight: 2.0 oz, 57 grams each