A Liberty & Co silver and enamel tea caddy designed by Archibald Knox. The caddy appears in the Liberty silver sketch book at Westminster Archive number 5066. This is a striking, large, modernist piece, and it is hard to believe it was designed in 1901, possibly even in the Victorian era. This piece is from a European private collection and was last seen at Christies, lot 22, 2nd June 2009.
Maker: Liberty & Co
Designer: Archibald Knox (attrib)
Marks: L & Co, Birmingham, “b”, Cymric, lid partial marks
Material: Sterling Silver, enamel
Size: 13.0cm base diameter, 9.25cm high
Weight: 11.4 0z, 322 grams
Photograph and description courtesy of The Peartree Collection.