Brooch 1

ARCHIBALD KNOX (1864-1933) W. H. HASELER for LIBERTY & Co.

An Arts & Crafts, entrelac design, enamelled, silver brooch.

English. Circa 1900. Marked ‘W.H.H.’ also marked ‘Silver’.

Size: Height 2  cm. Length 2.9 cm. Lit.: Liberty Jewellery sketch book, number 1115. Jewellery Design. Nancy N. Schiffer. Illustration page 37. (Fitted case)

Photograph and description courtesy of Van Den Bosch.

Absolutely stunning enamel colours.

Brooch 3

A beautiful example of silver and enamel entrelac design brooch model no. 1115.

Please see Dr Stephen Martin’s book “Archibald Knox” 2001, page 266.

This example has the “Cymric” mark denoting Liberty & co.

Photograph and description courtesy of a private collector.

brooch 4

A beautiful example of silver and enamel entrelac design brooch model no. 1115.

Please see Dr Stephen Martin’s book “Archibald Knox” 2001, page 266.

This example was made by the silversmith John Millward Banks who had workshops

in Birmingham, Chester, London and Sheffield.

The hallmarks are for Chester (rare) 1902, and at the beginning of the 20th Century

there was much poaching of one another’s designs.

At the end of the day it is an Archibald Knox design and I will leave it to you

to decide whether the piece is desirable and maybe even more valuable than the

other examples on display as it has the rare Chester hallmark.

Photograph and description courtesy of a private collector