Silver

A Liberty & Co designed pair of knife rests for Mappin & Webb

Price range: £350

These lovely knife (chop stick!) rests are a known Liberty design from c. 1902.  They are of particular interest as they are marked for  Mappin and Webb 1905 – proving a long held suspicion that Mappin & Webb sold Liberty (more likely Haseler) stock at the end of the Cymric period as its popularity waned (also William Hutton’s artistic work too).

I believe these to be a Knox design, or based on a Knox design, given the shape of the bases and Celtic central motif.

Condition is excellent and they are a good gauge of silver.

Maker: Liberty & Co/Mappin & Webb

Designer: Archibald Knox (attrib)

Date : 1905

Marks: Mn & Wb, London, k

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent

Size: 8.5cm long, 3.5cm high

Weight : 48 grams, 1.7 oz each

SKU: A518 Category:

Additional information

Period

Art nouveau, Arts and crafts