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William Hutton & Sons, Ltd. Silver Floral Photo Frame


This English Art Nouveau silver picture frame, with floral decoration, by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd., features an enchanted entanglement of tulip blooms, stems and roots in relief. The roughly oval shaped frame with darling splayed feet features a fabric-covered wooden back with an easel support and a clear glass face.


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Item #: YF-19634
Artist: William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.
Country: England
Circa: 1903
Dimensions: 8" height, 6.5" width
Materials: Fabric, Silver, Wood, Glass

Founded in 1800 and in family hands for well over a century, William Hutton & Sons, Ltd. was one of the few English silversmiths to successfully adapt the Art Nouveau aesthetic to English tastes. Circa 1900, they produced a collectible line of silver picture frames featuring whiplash lines and attenuated floral forms. Many of their frames echo the Celtic Revival style of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Company, even adopting the brilliant blue and green enamel for which Knox was so famous.