Archibald Knox silver and turquoise box

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This box is now with the Museum of New Zealand, Wellington and can be viewed at this link.

A silver box by Archibald Knox inset with a  large turquoise stone. Hallmarked for William Hair Haseler, Birmingham 1906 and probably retailed through Liberty & Co. An exceptional example of Knox’s Celtic art nouveau style. This box was sold by Sothebys on 27th February 2003, lot 112.

Maker: William Hair Haseler

Designer: Archibald Knox

Date : 1906

Marks: W.H.H, Birmingham, date letter “g”, Model number 667

Material: Sterling silver and turquoise

Condition: Excellent.

Size: 14cm wide, 10cm deep, 4cm high

Weight : 406 grams, 14.3 oz (including wooden lining and stone)

SKU: A35 Categories: ,


A similar example can be found in “Archibald Knox” by Dr. Stephen Martin page 245 and the design is also within the Liberty Silver Sketch book at Westminster Archive.