Green Thrym

Archibald Knox manufactured by Liberty & Co. and Carter & Co., Jardiniere, c. 1905, glazed earthenware, 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (27.3 x 34.3 x 26 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Max Palevsky (M.2001.191.5), © artist or artist’s estate, photo © Museum Associates/ LACMA.

Photograph and description courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Jardinière

Designer:Archibald Knox (British, 1864–1933)

Manufacturer:Made by Carter & Co. (British)

Purveyor:Liberty & Co. (British, founded London, 1875)

Date:ca. 1900–1905

Culture:British

Medium:Glazed, high-fired terracotta

Dimensions:Diameter: 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)

Classification:Ceramics-Pottery

Credit Line:Purchase, H. Rodes and Patricia Hart and James David Draper Gifts, 2005

Accession Number:2005.234

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556

Photograph and description courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

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This is the “Thrym” garden pot or jardinier designed by Archibald Knox and made by Carter & Co. (forerunners of The Poole Pottery) for Liberty and Co. These are sometimes just plain terracotta or can be different colours. This one is a beautiful glazed honey brown.

Thrym in Norse mythology was the giant god king of frost/ice.

Photographs and description courtesy of a private collector.