Charles Stuart Harris

Charles Stuart Harris nel 1852 acquisì una manifattura d’argento fondata nel 1817 da John Harris, forse una parente; situata dal 1854 al 29 di Kirby Street realizzava posate argentate ed fu rivenditore per gli articoli placcati (1856).
Nel 1885 acquisì l’attività di D.J. & C. Houle, produttori di argento, conservando le loro officine al 24 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, EC. C.S. Harris aprì ulteriori manifatture nel 1892 al 41 e 42 di Hatton Garden EC.
Nel 1897 l’azienda fu trasformata in una società a responsabilità limitata con la denominazione di CS Harris and Sons, Ltd.
L’assortimento della loro produzione era molto ampio ed andava dagli oggetti in argento e oro fino alla gioielleria comprendente diamanti e altre pietre nelle tre sedi ormai storiche.
Amministratori erano i figli e dal Dicembre 1897 la Charles.Stuart Harris & Sons Ltd. era in possesso anche dei locali al 13 e 14 di Bateman Street, Soho  mantenuta fino a circa il 1906.
La C.S. Harris & Sons Ltd proseguì la attività fino 1933-1934, negli ultimi tempi rinunciando a tutti i loro locali ad eccezione di quelli al 41 e 42 di Hatton Garden.
Successivamente sono stati incorporati nella Freeman & Sons Ltd. produttori e rivenditori in argento antico e placcato al 23 di Hatton Garden, EC.

Pair of Silver Gilt Baskets, London 1898, Charles Stuart Harris
  Pair of Silver Gilt Baskets, London 1898

Charles Stuart Harris

Charles Stuart Harris in 1852 acquired in 1852 a silver making company begun in 1817 by John Harris, possibly a relative; situated since 1854 at 29 Kirby Street as and electro spoon and fork maker, electro plater and gilder and agent for plated wares (1856), electro spoon and fork maker, electro plater and gilder and manufacturer of plated wares and silversmith (1858), and silversmith (1871). In 1885 he purchased the business of D.J. & C. Houle, manufacturing silversmiths, retaining their workshops at 24 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, EC. C.S.
Harris opened additional manufacturing premsies c.1892 at 41 and 42 Hatton Garden EC. In 1897 the business was converted into a limited liability company under the style of C.S. Harris and Sons, Ltd. described as, ‘manufacturing gold and silversmiths, manufacturers of and dealers in gold and silver plate, wire and lace, dealers in gold and silver, diamonds and other precious metals and stones, electroplaters, silverers and jewellers, & etc,’ with premises at 41 and 42 Hatton Garden, EC, 28 & 29 Kirby Street, Hatton Garden, EC, and 23 and 24 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, EC, and the directors recorded as Henry Stuart Harris, Walter Stuart Harris, Edwin Stuart Harris, Alfred Stuart Harris, and Frederick Stuart Harris. C.S. Harris & Sons Ltd. were also in possession of premises at 13 & 14 Bateman Street, Soho, acquired, probably in December 1897, from Arthur Stuart Harris and Ernst Stuart Harris, trading as Harris brothers, and maintained until c.1906. C.S. Harris & Sons Ltd continued in business until 1933/34, latterly giving up all their premises except those at 41 & 42 Hatton Garden. They were subsequently incorporated into I Freeman & Sons Ltd. manufacturing silversmiths and dealers in antique silver and plated wares of 23 Hatton Garden, EC.