A stunning silver vase by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co’s Cymric range. The vase is embossed with a classic Celtic art nouveau design highlighted with classic blue green Liberty enamels. The base of the vase shows a similar Celtic design with three inset blue green enamels.
This model appears in Dr Stephen Martin’s book “Archibald Knox”, second edition, page 183, model 500/74.
Both silver and enamels are in excellent original condition. It is a very good gauge of silver.
A pair recently sold at Sotheby’s New York with further details provided by Dr Steven Martin who helped catalogue the sale.
Maker: Liberty & Co
Designer: Archibald Knox
Marks: L & Co, Birmingham, date letter “d ”, Cymric, 500/74
Material: Sterling silver, enamel
Size: 13 cm tall, 13 cm diameter at base
Weight : 12.3 oz, 349 grams
Description and photographs courtesy of The Peartree Collection.