Liberty Cymric belt buckle designed by Archibald Knox
Date made: 1902-1905
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: A belt buckle designed by Archibald Knox for the 'Cymric' silver range at Liberty & Co. of London.
Measurements: overall: 6 x 4.1 x .5 cm
Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.
A rare silver buckle designed by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co’s Cymric range. It appears in Dr Stephen Martin’s book “Archibald Knox”, second edition, page 270.
Maker: Liberty & Co
Designer: Archibald Knox
Marks: L & Co, Birmingham, date letter “c”, Cymric
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 6 cm long
Weight : 27 grams, 1.0 oz
Photograph and description courtesy of The Peartree Collection.
Archibald Knox (British 1864-1933) for Liberty & Co, a ‘Cymric’ silver buckle with inset enamel, Mark of Liberty & Co, ‘Cymric’, Birmingham hallmarks 1901, Fashioned in one piece and inset with two enamelled leaf motifs and embellished with openwork sinuous tendrils, with a hammered finish, 6.1 cm high, 4 cm wide
Literature: Stephen A. Martin (Editor), ‘Archibald Knox’, Academy Editions 1995, p.118 (similar shaped buckle illustrated but without the enamel leaf motifs)
Photograph and description courtesy of Rosebery’s Fine Art Auctioneers.