A rare Archibald Knox Cymric silver and enamelled vase

Price: >£10,000+

For sale is this extraordinary silver vase by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co’s Cymric range. The vase is set with a pink purple enamel base, the body with cut out hearts highlighting the enamel beneath.  The feet are connected with silver wire work that is highly distinctive and radical for the period. A variant of this model appears in Dr Stephen Martin’s book  “Archibald Knox”, second edition, page 185 model 25/73.   In very good original condition.

Starting from 12th October to 13th January at the Manx Museum Douglas, Isle of Man, is a new Knox exhibition, “Archibald Knox – Artist, Designer and Teacher”. Some of his best silver, jewellery, clocks, watercolours and illustrations will be on display. Loan items from The Peartree Collection will include this rarely seen Liberty Cymric vase.

Maker: Liberty & Co

Designer: Archibald Knox

Date: 1900

Marks: L & Co, Birmingham, date letter “a ”, Cymric

Material: Sterling silver, enamel

Condition: Very good

Size: 17.25 cm tall

Weight : NM (enamel is probably on copper)

SKU: A320 Categories: ,

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts