An early Liberty Cymric silver footed bowl by Archibald Knox

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A rare Liberty & Co Cymric silver footed bowl. Hallmarked London 1899. This is an early Archibald Knox design and the hallmark is the early Liberty & Co London “d” date. The bowl is Exhibit 6, in the May 1899 Liberty Cymric catalogue, named the Romany, and appears in the slightly later illustrated Cymric catalogue as shown in the images, number 1, page 59.

Maker: Liberty & Co

Designer: Archibald Knox

Date : 1899

Marks: Ly & Co Liberty mark, London, date latter “d”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent

Size: 6.5cm  high, 11.0 cm diameter

Weight : 198  grams, 7.0oz

SKU: A301 Category:


CrSee article by myself, Anthony Bernbaum, entitled “Origins of the Liberty Cymric range”  in the Archibald Knox Society Journal 2014 Volume III, Page 26.  Liberty registered their new London marks in the final week of May 1899, one week before the London date letter changed to “d” for 1899/1900. Thereafter, all Liberty items of this period carry Birmingham marks.  Archibald Knox earliest works at this time did not yet carry his trademark modernist style or classic celtic knots.

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts