A fantastic silver purse for Liberty & Co, Birmingham, 1904. The design undoubtedly by Archibald Knox with enamelled Celtic knot motif to the front of the purse in stunning purple, green and yellow original champleve enamel. One of the best coloured enamels by Liberty I have seen.
This purse will appear in Dr Stephen Martin’s forthcoming third edition of his book “Archibald Knox”.
Maker: Liberty & Co
Designer: Archibald Knox
Date : 1904
Marks: L & Co, Birmingham, date letter “e”
Material: Sterling silver, enamel, leather
Size: 10.5 cm long, 7.5cm wide.
Weight : 5.2 0z, 147 grams
4 Photographs and description courtesy of The Peartree Collection.