A gorgeous and very wearable Liberty gold and blister pearl Cymric pendant designed by #ArchibaldKnox. The pendant is unmarked but there is no doubting this a Knox Liberty piece and it will appear in Dr Stephen Martin’s forthcoming third edition of his book “Archibald Knox”
The design of this necklace encapsulates Knox at his best. An incredibly simple and elegant piece elevated with his trademark Celtic entrelac; the elongated shape of the pendant itself bring a real modernity to the piece.
The blister pearl is a particularly good example. One of the turquoises has turned green from its original blue colour, which can happen with age and handling.
Maker: Liberty & Co
Designer: Archibald Knox
Date: c 1902
Material: Gold (probably 15 carat), blister pearl, turquoise stones
Size: Length c. 39cm, total drop 4.25 cm (incl. turquoise), 1.50 cm width
Photograph and description courtesy of The Peartree Collection.