For sale is this very special Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co silver two handled bowl set with swiss lapis stones. The bowl is pierced to create a strong celtic design. The only other known example of this bowl forms part of a magnificent tea and coffee set on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Galleries ref M.8:1 to 5-2004.
The bowl is of a very heavy gauge of silver, and overall its quality of manufacture suggests it would have been a special order from Liberty.
An example, without piercing, can be seen on page 199 (held by the Manx Museum, Douglas) of Steve Martin’s book on Knox.
Maker: Liberty & Co
Designer: Archibald Knox
Marks: L& Co, Birmingham, date letter “c ”
Material: Sterling silver, swiss lapis
Condition: Excellent, one stone small area of discolouration
Size: 16 cm max diameter x 5.5 cm height
Weight : 279 grams, 9.8 oz
Art nouveau, Arts and crafts