Arts and crafts
See item A1281 for a full write-up on Adrian Harlaar the maker of this fork.
This fork is not assayed but is marked with a monogram for ATH that I am certain is for Adrian Harlaar, know apparently as Adrian of The Hook. The fork, probably a pickle fork, is of a very heavy gauge with the terminal set with a translucent red agate.
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: £365
Maker: Adrian Harlaar
Designer: Adrian Harlaar
Marks: ATH monogram, not assayed
Material: Sterling silver, agate
Size: 20.0 cm long
Weight: 1.3 oz, 38 grams