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.



Designer:Archibald Knox (British, 1864–1933)

Manufacturer:Made by Carter & Co. (British)

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

Date:ca. 1900–1905


Medium:Glazed, high-fired terracotta

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


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.



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.