A William Hutton silver dragon buckle

For sale is this beautifully cast, heavy,  silver buckle by William Hutton & Sons.  In excellent crisp condition.  It is an early example of art nouveau work from their London studio and assayed for 1896.  Based on other artistic work by Kate Harris, it may represent one of her earliest silver designs.

Price: Sold

Maker:  William Hutton & Sons

Designer:  Kate Harris

Date: 1896

Marks: WH&sns, London, “a”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent.

Size:  11 cm long

Weight:  3.0 oz, 84 grams

SKU: A721 Category:


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 who were retailers as well as manufacturers.  See Dr 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 2015 Volume 39 “The mystery woman of English art nouveau”.

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts