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English Silver96 of 173Liberty 'Crocus' teaspoonsDetailed heavy silver/silverplate need help identifying
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    Posted 7 years ago

    Escrimeur
    (4 items)

    The above pic (left) was taken from a Liberty catalogue, November 1899 and shows three teaspoons, all purportedly designed by Archibald Knox. At the time they were mainly given classical or exotic-sounding names (L-R) Medea, Adela and Sabra.
    The one in the middle (Adela) I have never seen in the metal and would love to get an image of one.
    The pics to the right shows a set of enamelled Medea teaspoon terminals, the design based upon some of Knox's jewellery pieces and really colourful.
    Also a pair of Sabra teaspoons, one enamelled.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Welcome to CW! Fantastic post with documentation! I would love to have access to the Liberty catalogue of jewellery designs...
    2. Escrimeur Escrimeur, 7 years ago
      Thanks Kyratango.
      The only easily-accessible database of Liberty jewellery is on a microfiche in the National Art Collection (Library) at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. You will need to get a reader's ticket when you first visit.
      Otherwise it's a question of looking in secondhand book websites and bookshops for old Liberty catalogues but these can be quite expensive.
      The Westminster City Archive may also have some more material. Good luck!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Just beautiful.
    4. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Escrimeur ... these are stunning spoons & would be very expensive if you find one !! Most liberty things are quite rare to find ... especially by knox!!
      i listed a stool/table by liberty &co a while back , now ive seen these ill list my Lyberty &co set of coffee spoons for you to see ... theyre not as nice as these but had to have them when i saw them ;-)
      Sd
    5. Escrimeur Escrimeur, 7 years ago
      Many thanks. Feel fee to put a pic on the site and I'll see if I can add some more info.
    6. alias925, 2 years ago
      Escrimeur, Just stumbled upon this post. Have you subsequently been able to obtain an image of the "Adela" pattern?
      alias925

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