An Arts & Crafts gold-mounted turquoise brooch, c.1900,
attributed to Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. A shield form plaque with an open whiplash to each top corner, with a fine hammered finish and an oval cabochon turquoise, rub set to the centre with pin and 'C' catch. Tested as approximately 15ct gold. 18.50 x 17.50mm, 3.20g.
See: Victor Arwas, 'Liberty Style', 1983, p.76, catalogue no. J.34, Liberty line drawings p.3, catalogue no. 1289 (rings).
Photograph and description courtesy of Sworders.
I believe this started off as a ring and became a brooch later. It is at 90 degrees to the other example of this brooch on our website.