Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for auction this stunning original Archibald Knox Cymric Liberty & Co Sterling Silver and Enamel vesta case
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A stunning and very collectable piece of Liberty’s sterling silver and Enamel made by the great Archibald knox
The side of the case is stamped with the sideways face lion for sterling silver, the date letter I can’t read, you then have L&Co for Liberty & Co, the ship anchor for Birmingham, the hallmark has been pretty much cut in half by the design of the match case
I have a few Knox silver pieces for sale, please checkout my other items
Weight:- 18 grams
Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask
Archibald Knox (9 April 1864 in Cronkbourne near Tromode, Isle of Man – 22 February 1933 in Douglas, Isle of Man), was a Manx designer of Scottish descent.
He is best known as being Liberty’s primary designer at the height of their success and influence upon UK and International design (to the extent that in Italy, Art Nouveau was known as Stile Liberty).
Knox’s pioneering and prolific work bridged the Arts and Crafts Movement, Celtic Revival, Art Nouveau, and Modernism
Knox’s hundreds of designs for Liberty made his style widely known, (though not his name, as Liberty kept their designers anonymous).
Most of his work for Liberty was for the Tudric (pewter) and Cymric (precious metals) ranges.
The gravestone of Liberty’s founder, Arthur Lasenby Liberty, was designed by Knox. His design talent covered a wide range of objects, ornamental and utilitarian, and included silver and pewter tea sets, jewellery, inkwells, boxes, gravestones, watercolours, graphic designs, calligraphy, a house design, fonts and even bank cheques
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Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouse’s, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text
We accept payment via card at the warehouse on the day of collection, PayPal or bacs prior to collection We would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold all paid items for 14 days free of charge, there after a £10 a week storage fee will apply for the first two weeks
Please ask before purchase should you wish us to hold something for longer than two weeks, if after three months your item isn’t collected you will forfeit your payment and the item will be placed for sale again
Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition
Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade