Posted 4 years ago
I’m thrilled with these 2 pieces I think I can attribute both of these to Archibald Knox. They came as a pair the quality of the photos were not good, also their were only 2 bidders, so I was thinking they maybe fake which I was quite willing to take the risk and I’m so glad I did.
They are both marked for Liberty & Co, Birmingham hallmark for a 1900 and d for the year 1903 also Cymric which was a line made for Liberty & Co.
In 1890s, Liberty formed relationships with many leading English designers. In 1898, Liberty and William Haseler created a formal partnership to launch the Cymric silver line under the title Liberty and Co ( Cymric) Ltd using free lance designers. One of those designers, Archibald Knox ( 1864-1933) began designing for Liberty & Co in 1899. He forcused on the new Celtic design work for the Cymric range and it’s Pewter counterpart known as Tudric. Haseler was responsible for making many of Knox’s designs. Knox is a highly gifted designer and is largely credited with the success of Cymric silverware.
I would like to know if people think this pendant and brooch were designed by Archibald Knox. I have seen the same design but I’m not sure if I can upload the photos on CW.
Many thanks for looking