A rare Liberty Cymric silver inkwell by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co

Price range: £5-10,000

A rare Liberty & Co Cymric silver inkwell set with turquoise stones and with blue green enamel to the inkwell’s interior. Hallmarked Birmingham 1904, model 500/2. A variant of this inkwell with fire opal stones appears in Dr Stephen Martin’s book “Archibald Knox”, Second edition, pages 226 and 227.

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 inkwell.


Maker: Liberty & Co

Designer: Archibald Knox

Date: 1904

Marks: L&Co Liberty mark, Birmingham, date latter “e”

Material: Sterling silver, enamel, turquoise

Condition: Excellent, some restoration to enamel

Size: 6 cm  high, 17 cm diameter

Weight : 278 grams, 9.8 oz

SKU: A311 Categories: ,

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts