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A beautiful pair of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co sugar tongs in silver and enamel.  These were designed in around 1902 and this pair was made in 1929 when, based on auction records, it seems for a period of about two years Liberty re-issued some of the Cymric designs, especially the flatware.

This design will appear in Stephen Martin’s forthcoming revised third edition of his book, “Archibald Knox”.

Liberty & Co

Designer:  Archibald Knox

Date: c1929

Marks: L & Co, Birmingham, D

Material: Sterling silver and enamel

Photograph and description courtesy of The Peartree Collection.

The tongs are in the “Medea” pattern. (Please see other examples of this design in this section).