Posted 8 years ago
This brooch is unmarked 15ct gold, and is a known Liberty & Co design.
There is a very similar brooch, with its original Liberty Box, on p96 of Liberty Design by Barbara Morris. You can also see a similar pendant in the Tadema Gallery archive, no 4357. The little turned up tips on the honesty buds are seen on each of these pieces.
Tadema Gallery attributes their pendant as designed by Bernard Cuzner for Liberty & Co, which I initially thought was correct, however after the discussion with Jewels1900 below, and further research, I now think this was designed by Archibald Knox.
The second pic above is Knox pendant design 8080 from p.259 of Stephen Martin's book "Archibald Knox", shown on the website of archibaldknoxsociety.com
The pointed design element at the bottom centre of 8080 is seen on a number of Knox pieces, and can be seen on top centre, left, and right of my brooch.
Pendant 8080 also has enamelled "Honesty" leaves, which were a signature Knox design element.
So I've revised my opinion, this brooch was designed by Archibald Knox.