Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
I am delighted to have assisted a client with the purchase of this fantastic terracotta stand and planter. This is a less well known area of Knox’s design prowess, but one of his most successful areas, in addition to Liberty’s metalwork.
These were made c 1903-5 and the stand and planter are given the respective names Gnomme and Beowulf in Liberty catalogues’ of the period. These were probably made by Carter & Co, and not by Mary Seton Watt’s Compton pottery as is often stated. For more information on Knox’s terracotta designs see the article by Dr Stephen Martin at this link.
Maker: Liberty & Co / Carter & Co
Designer: Archibald Knox
Date: c. 1903-5
Marks: Liberty & Co
Size: Total height 92 cm max width 50 cm
Weight : Heavy!