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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Silver, Room 67, The Whiteley Galleries

Casket

1902-1903 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This casket was made in the London workshop of William Hutton and Sons Ltd under the direction of Mr Blackman. He was a director of this major, Sheffield-based firm. Kate Harris, the assistant designer, probably assisted him.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Silver, mother-of-pearl and coloured quartz
Brief description
Silver set with mother-of-pearl and a semi-precious stone, London hallmarks for 1902-3, mark of William Hutton & Sons Ltd.designed by Kate Harris.
Physical description
Silver casket, embossed on tripod feet. The lid set with plaques and mother of pearl, the hinge set with mother of pearl and a semi-precious stone.
Dimensions
  • Depth: 10.30cm
  • Height: 8.40cm
  • Length: 17.80cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
Base: maker WH and S for W. Hutton and Sons Ltd., sterling, leopard, date letter E (1902-3) under lid: maker, sterling, date letter clasp on lid: maker, sterling, leopard
Object history
Acquisition RF: 61 / 333

Purchase - £11.17.6

189 Barringtons Ltd.

189 Brompton Road, SW9

Possibly designed by Kate Harris. Hutton was a Sheffield firm set up in London workshop in about 1898 to produce experimental designs.
Summary
This casket was made in the London workshop of William Hutton and Sons Ltd under the direction of Mr Blackman. He was a director of this major, Sheffield-based firm. Kate Harris, the assistant designer, probably assisted him.
Collection
Accession number
CIRC.14-1961

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Record createdMarch 3, 2004
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