Posted 1 year ago
This was a sleeper picked up a while ago, unmarked however clearly a Knox design for Liberty & Co. It tests as 9ct gold and is about 25mm (an inch) long.
I credit it as an early piece circa 1900 because these wire-work fabricated items generally seem to come from Knox's earliest period of jewelry designs.
An interesting feature of the Liberty Arts & Crafts pieces is the fabulous veined turquoise they used, probably sourced from the newly (re)discovered USA mines. This was quite a novelty at the time compared to the pure blue Persian type previously favored in Victorian era jewelry.