Silver

A Liberty Cymric silver and enamel buckle

Price: £465

For sale is this very good arts and crafts Liberty silver and enamel buckle, Birmingham 1911. Probably an Oliver Baker design. It is in unusually excellent original condition, still retaining its counter enamels.

I always have a fondness for this design.  The very first piece of arts and craft silver I ever purchased was one half of this buckle, converted to a brooch, acquired unwittingly on ebay for an exorbitant price. I rushed excitedly to Sonya at Tadema Gallery to show her my great Archibald Knox find, only to be let down gently. Thankfully it was the start of  this great passion, and on that basis, one of the best mistakes I have ever made.

Maker: Liberty & Co

Designer: Probably Oliver Baker

Date: 1911

Marks: L&Co, Birmingham, m

Material: Sterling silver, enamel

Condition: Excellent

Size: 8.5cm long x 4.5cm wide

Weight : 40 grams, 1.4 oz

SKU: A1076 Category:

Additional information

Period

Art nouveau, Arts and crafts