Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
This really lovely buckle is very much in the style of early Liberty Knox Cymric pieces but, is in fact made by the firm of William Comyns. The design consists of two poppies with intertwining stems/roots. It is of an early date, 1900, is hand hammered and a good gauge of silver.
Between 1899 and c 1902 Comyns made a number of these types of pieces, often buckles, and occasionally vases or similar hollow-ware. I am sure they had a single talented designer, in a similar set up to William Hutton and its London studio with Kate Harris, but he or she to date remains unrecorded.
Condition is excellent – still crisp with original subtle planished finish. Fully hallmarked and with scratched design registration number 353643
Price range: Sold
Maker: William Comyns
Date : 1900
Marks: W.C, London, date letter “e”.
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 6.0cm wide, 6.75cm high
Weight : 1.7 oz, 48 grams