A very rare silver butter dish designed by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co.
This is model 5201 and it appears in the Liberty & Co. silver sketchbook on page 255.
As can be seen from the sketch below there was a lid to the piece and a butter knife with the same model number. An image of the butter knife can be seen on page 213 of Dr Stephen Martin's book "Archibald Knox", ArtMedia Press 2001.
An image the butter dish will be in Dr Martin's new book.
Photographs courtesy of Glen Steven whose life's mission will be to find the lid and an example of the knife.