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Liberty jardiniere designed by Archibald Knox

Date made: 1900-1905

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: An ornamental earthenware garden pot or jardiniere, with green-blue glaze and incised and moulded ‘Celtic’ design. The jardiniere was designed by Archibald Knox and produced by Compton Pottery for Liberty & Co. of London.

Materials: ceramic

Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.

This design is known as the “Brunhild.”

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A pair of Liberty & Co “Brunhild” terracotta jardinieres designed by Archibald Knox, cast in low relief, stamped marks,

73cm. wide, 38cm. high

Literature: Veronica Franklin Gould Archibald Knox & Mary Seton Watts Modern Celtic Art Garden Pottery page 20 in the Liberty & Co Yuletide Gifts catalogue circa 1903-1904.

Photograph and description courtesy of Woolley and Wallis Auctioneers.

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ARCHIBALD KNOX FOR LIBERTY & CO
PAIR OF COMPTON POTTERY TERRACOTTA JARDINIERES, CIRCA 1900
each with twin handles, the flatted ovoid bodies with Celtic inspired decoration, moulded marks to base ‘Designed and Manufactured by Liberty & Co.’ (2)
64cm wide, 30cm high

Photographs and description courtesy of Lyon and Turnbull Auctioneers.

This model is known as “Brunhild”.

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Mel Gould Brunhild 2

Mel Gould Brunhild 1

If you go down the garden today you may have a big surprise,
If you go down the garden today you may not believe your eyes,
For sometimes you may find there,
A wonderful Knox jardiniere.
And then you’ll feel like a picnic.

The photographs of the the two “Brunhild” Knox jardinierres are courtesy of Mel Gould.