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)
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
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.
A "Thrym" pot which is just terracotta without high tin glazing finish They were produced in at least two sizes.
Photograph and description courtesy of a private collector.
Note that unlike the tin glazed examples the top of the pot is different in that it curves out slightly. This is shown even better on the examples below.
An unglazed Thrym pot (one of a pair) where the curve at the top of the sides is clearly shown.
Below are further images of the pair to show the shape and the markings.
Photographs shown courtesy of a private collector.