Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
Price: £225 each (two sold, one left only)
For sale are these rare, I think previously unseen, Kate Harris silver tea or coffee spoons. Hallmarked for the arts and crafts retailer Connells of Cheapside. They were undoubtedly made by William Hutton & Sons with the terminal of each spoon being designed as wrapped mistletoe leaves, a classic Kate Harris motif. In very good condition, a good gauge of silver and slightly larger than most tea spoons of the period.
Each spoon is available separately.
Kate Harris was employed by the London studio of William Hutton & Sons to produce artistic silver from 1899 to c 1905. Harris was one of the very few women, or British exhibitors, to win recognition at the 1900 Paris International Exhibition.
For more information on Kate Harris, see Professor Stephen Pudney’s articles on her 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 Vol 39 “Katie Harris: Mystery Woman of English Art Nouveau”.
Maker: William Hutton & Sons / Connells of Cheapside
Designer: Kate Harris (attributed)
Marks: WGC , London, “g”
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 11cm long
Weight: 0.6 oz, 18 grams each