An Archibald Knox gold, opal and river pearl necklace

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A really stunning variant of this Archibald Knox gold necklace, this version set with opal “barrels”.

This is one of my favourite Knox designs. Its incredibly modern and whilst it reminds me of the African designs that inspired Mackintosh, I believe it’s inspiration is early Celtic symbolism.  See “Archibald Knox”, 2nd Edition, page 251, by Stephen Martin for the same necklace set with turquoise. This is model 8009 in the Liberty jewellery sketch book in the Westminster Archives.

This version has original clasp and vintage chain extension. For an example of this necklace with citrines, see A1337.

Maker:  Liberty

Designer:  Archibald Knox

Date: c 1900

Marks: Unmarked

Material: Gold, opal, river pearl

Condition: Excellent

Size: Length 42cm

Weight: NM 

SKU: A1461-1 Category:

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts