Archibald Knox

A Rare "Cymric" Three-Piece Coffee Service with Tongs, Model No. 500/86

each element impressed L&Co with Birmingham Assay Office marks with date letters 1901 and 1904 (milk jug), each element except milk jug impressed CYMRIC, milk jug impressed 500/86, cover of coffee pot impressed with Lion Passant and date letter

silver, amethyst and ivorine

comprising coffee pot with cover, milk jug, sugar bowl and tongs


John Jesse, London, 1990


Liberty’s 1875-1975, An Exhibition to Mark the Firm’s Centenary, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, July-October 1975

Liberty Style, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, 1983

Archibald Knox (1864-1933), Liberty of London Designer and Master of British Art Nouveau, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, February 12-April 19, 1998, no. S33

The Liberty Style, Metropolitan Teien Museum of Art, Tokyo, June 12-July 25, 1999, followed by a tour to six different museums in Japan through June 2000


Liberty Silver Sketch Book, Westminster City Archives, n.d., p. 406, no. 500/86 (for coffee pot and sugar bowl)

Liberty’s 1875-1975, An Exhibition to Mark the Firm’s Centenary, exh. cat., Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1975, p. 59, no. D83 A-D (for the present example illustrated)

Victor Arwas, Liberty Style, Tokyo, 1983, p. 128, no. S.60 (for the present example illustrated)

The Liberty Style, exh. cat., Japan Art & Culture Association, Tokyo, 1999, p. 126, no. 201 (for the present example illustrated)

Adrian J. Tilbrook, The Designs of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co, London, 2000, p. 158, fig. no. 146 (for the present example illustrated)

Stephen A. Martin, Archibald Knox, London, 2001, p. 197 (for the present example illustrated)

Photograph and description courtesy of Sotheby’s.