Posted 7 years ago
This Knox pendant is model 500/95 in the Liberty sketch book.
It's about 6cm x 3.5cm, in 9ct gold, hallmarked WHH and Birmingham, 1904. Another apparently simple design until you look closely and take in its Celtic context.
There is a misconception that pieces like these were "mass-produced". However according to Stephen Martin the gold items were all hand crafted. You can read more on this link: http://www.drstephenmartin.com/pdf/Knox_Jewelry.pdf - cf p73 "The silver jewellery was mainly die stamped and hand finished while gold designs were handcrafted throughout."
I've shown the back views here of a few pieces I've posted recently, which hopefully show these items were individually hand fabricated, rather than stamped out, or cast from a mold. This is certainly apparent when you handle and examine the items.