Necklace 2

ARCHIBALD KNOX (1864-1933) LIBERTY & Co.

A rare gold necklace set with opals and with pearl drops.

English. Circa 1900. Size: Height of central drop pendant 4.2 cm. Width 2.7 cm.

Original retailer’s case. Marks to the silk ‘Catchpole & Williams 510 Oxford St .W’

Lit.: Liberty Jewellery sketch-book model number 8266.

Illus. in Liberty Style. Academy Editions, page 77, J.68. Archibald Knox. Stephen A. Martin, 2001, page 251/252.

Photograph and description courtesy of Van Den Bosch.

Necklace 2

ARCHIBALD KNOX (1864-1933)

Liberty & Co Necklace

Gold, abalone & pearl

H  2.60 cm (1.02 in)  |  W  3.70 cm (1.46 in)

Origin    England, c. 1900

Case      Original Fitted Case

Weight 13.90 Grams

Original fitted case the silk marked:

Liberty & Co Ltd, Regent St, London

Necklace length: 36 cm (14 in)

Central pendants length: 6.6 cm Width: 9.4 cm

Provenance

Liberty case stamped E.M.B in gold lettering

Literature:

Stephen A. Martin, Archibald Knox, London 2001, cf. p. 246 -252

This extensive monograph shows the versatility of Archibald Knox as a designer, and the originality of his designs in silver, pewter and jewellery, as also ceramics and textiles. He worked for many years for Arthur Lasenby Liberty and contributed to the success of the company in London.

The many variations of this type of necklace are testimony of his artistic imagination, cf. also a necklace of similar design in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Clare Phillips, Jewels and Jewellery, V&A Publishing, London, p. 111).

Photograph and description courtesy of Tadema Gallery.