Kate Harris pair of large silver salts

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A striking pair of large silver arts and crafts salts attributed to Kate Harris. Hallmarked for George Connells of Cheapside, and dated London 1904.  Connells were a leading silver retailer and silversmith who pioneered some of the earliest arts and crafts silver from 1893. These salts have all the characteristics of Kate Harris who designed for William Hutton & Sons and whose work is known to have been retailed under the Connells’ sponsor mark.  Original Powell glass liners.

Maker: William Hutton & Sons for Connells of Cheapside

Designer: Kate Harris (attrib)

Date : 1904

Marks: GLC, London, date letter “i”

Material: Sterling silver, Powell glass

Condition: Excellent

Size: 13cm diameter across handles, 4.5cm high

Weight : 62 grams, 2.2 oz  each (excl liners)

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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 article 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”.  By the same author “Connell’s of Cheapside, Pioneers of Artistic Silverware”, Silver Society Journal 1999.