Vase 1

ARCHIBALD KNOX (1864-1933) FOR LIBERTY & CO., LONDON

FINE ‘CYMRIC’ SILVER AND ENAMEL VASE, 1902

of cylindrical form with everted rim, the body cast and chased with Celtic knot decoration

and set with panels in graduated red, green and blue enamels, the whole on spreading

base with corresponding decoration, stamped maker’s marks L&CO/ CYMRIC and

hallmarked Birmingham 1902 .

22cm high

Literature: Martin, Stephen A. ‘Archibald Knox’, London, 2001, p. 184

Model number is 2025

Photograph and description courtesy of Lyon and Turnbull Auctioneers

Vase 1

ARCHIBALD KNOX for LIBERTY & Co.

A fine enamelled silver vase.

Height 18 cm. Diameter at neck of vase 6 cm. Diameter of base 10.7 cm.

Marked for Liberty & Co. and ‘Cymric’. Hallmarks for Birmingham 1906.

Lit.: The Designs of Archibald Knox. A. J. Tilbrook.

Model number is 2025

Photograph and description courtesy of Van Den Bosch.

Vase 2

Archibald Knox (1864 – 1933) for Liberty & Co.

A silver enamelled vase. Size: 18.25 cm.

Marked for Liberty & Co. and ‘Cymric’. Hallmarks for B’ham 1903

Lit.: Archibald Knox. Edited Stephen Martin2001, page 184.

Model number is 2025

Photograph and description courtesy of Van Den Bosch.

A stunning silver vase, model 2025, by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co’s Cymric range. This is one of my favourite Knox designs, strikingly modern and beautiful. The vase is embossed with a classic geometric Celtic design highlighted with classic blue green Liberty enamels, tending to purple towards the base. The top of the vase with a contrasting play of yellow, green and orange enamels. The base of the vase shows a similar geometric Celtic design with three inset blue green enamels.

I have tried to make the colour images as close a representation to the vase as possible – the photos are photoshopped only to create a realistic impression of how vivid the enamels are.

This model appears in Dr Stephen Martin’s book “Archibald Knox”, second edition, page 184, model 2025.

Both silver and enamels are in excellent original condition with a small area of what looks like original firing damage to the bottom of one of the purple blue enamel panels – see images.

A similar example recently sold at Sotheby’s New York with further details provided by Dr Steven Martin who helped catalogue the sale. Click link to view.

Maker: Liberty & Co

Designer: Archibald Knox

Date: 1904

Marks: L & Co, Birmingham, date letter “e ”, Cymric, 2025

Material: Sterling silver, enamel

Size: 18.25 cm tall

Weight : 12.3 oz, 349 grams

Photographs and description courtesy of The Peartree Collection.