Coffee Tea set 4

Liberty Cymric coffee and tea service designed by Archibald Knox

Date made: 1921 (hallmark)

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: A coffee and tea service designed by Archibald Knox for the ‘Cymric’ silver range at Liberty & Co. of London.

Materials: silver

Object name: tea service

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

Tray

Water jug

Tea pot

Sugar basin

Milk jug

Below are a two handled  bowl and milk jug from this model.

Two handled bowl

A very special Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co silver two handled bowl set with Swiss lapis stones.  The bowl is pierced to create a strong Celtic design.  The only other known example of this bowl forms part of a magnificent tea and coffee set on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Galleries ref M.8:1 to 5-2004.

The bowl is of a very heavy gauge of silver, and overall its quality of manufacture suggests it would have been a special order from Liberty.

An example, without piercing,  can be seen on page 199 (held by the Manx Museum, Douglas) of Steve Martin’s book on Knox.

Maker: Liberty & Co

Designer: Archibald Knox

Date: 1902

Marks: L& Co, Birmingham, date letter “c ”

Material: Sterling silver, swiss lapis

Size: 16 cm max diameter x 5.5 cm height

Weight : 279 grams, 9.8 oz

Milk jug

A very special Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co silver milk jug set with lapis stone.  The bowl is pierced to create a strong Celtic design.  The only other known example of this jug forms part of a magnificent tea and coffee set on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Galleries ref M.8:1 to 5-2004.

The jug is of a very heavy gauge of silver, and overall its quality of manufacture suggests it would have been a special order from Liberty. It is a pair to A359, sugar bowl.

An example, without piercing,  can be seen on page 199 (held by the Manx Museum, Douglas) of Steve Martin’s book on Knox.

Maker: Liberty & Co

Designer: Archibald Knox

Date: 1902

Marks: L& Co, Birmingham, date letter “c ”

Material: Sterling silver, lapis

Condition: Excellent, new lapis stone

Size: 5.5 cm height, max diameter 11.5cm

Weight : 156 grams, 5.5 oz

Both images and descriptions courtesy of The Peartree Collection.

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