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Posted 3 years ago


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Here's a rare Liberty & Co gold pendant by Archibald Knox. I don't think you'll see one of these in captivity anywhere else. Last time I saw one in the wild was in Miller's Art Nouveau & Art Deco Buyers Guide in 1995 (p355).

Unless I'm sorely mistaken Knox has loosely modeled this on the Egyptian sacred scarab symbol. If you concede that's true, then I hope you'll agree that he's drawn inspiration from an octopus for the gold pendant with the opal (courtesy Tadema Gallery) and from a squid for the silver and enamel brooch (courtesy Van Den Bosch).

Wonder if there are any other Knox critters out there?


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Let's see if this prompts some discoveries!

    Thanks for sharing these JEWELS !!!!!!!!
  2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    LOVE THIS!! very beautiful!!
  3. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Sooo beautiful, and rare...
    In love with art nouveau jewels and critters!!!
  4. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 3 years ago
    Big Knox fan! Beautiful work.
  5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Kiwipaul you have exquisite taste, I love your wonderful pieces jewellery. Thank you for showing them.

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