14th Aug, 2024 9:30

SUMMER FINE SALE

 
 
 

ARCHIBALD KNOX (1864-1933) FOR LIBERTY & CO, A CYMRIC 9 CARAT GOLD AND ENAMEL BROOCH

stamped 'CYMRIC 9CT' and with Liberty & Co sponsor's mark, decorated with green and blue shaded enamels, model no. 1186E. 3cm long, 5 grams gross

Archibald Knox (1864-1933) was a highly influential designer and artist of the Arts and Crafts movement, known for his distinctive contributions to the Celtic Revival and Art Nouveau styles. Hailing from the Isle of Man, Knox's designs are celebrated for their organic, flowing forms and intricate knotwork, often drawing inspiration from the natural world and Celtic motifs. His work for Liberty & Co. in London, where he spent much of his career, was pivotal in shaping the company's reputation for innovative design during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Knox's legacy continues to captivate collectors and enthusiasts worldwide, and his pieces remain highly sought-after examples of the decorative arts of the era. This auction presents a unique opportunity to acquire rare and exquisite pieces designed by Archibald Knox, showcasing his enduring artistic influence and significance in design history.

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£600 - £800
 

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stamped 'CYMRIC 9CT' and with Liberty & Co sponsor's mark, decorated with green and blue shaded enamels, model no. 1186E. 3cm long, 5 grams gross

Archibald Knox (1864-1933) was a highly influential designer and artist of the Arts and Crafts movement, known for his distinctive contributions to the Celtic Revival and Art Nouveau styles. Hailing from the Isle of Man, Knox's designs are celebrated for their organic, flowing forms and intricate knotwork, often drawing inspiration from the natural world and Celtic motifs. His work for Liberty & Co. in London, where he spent much of his career, was pivotal in shaping the company's reputation for innovative design during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Knox's legacy continues to captivate collectors and enthusiasts worldwide, and his pieces remain highly sought-after examples of the decorative arts of the era. This auction presents a unique opportunity to acquire rare and exquisite pieces designed by Archibald Knox, showcasing his enduring artistic influence and significance in design history.

The enamel is in excellent condition, as is the brooch as a whole.

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Auction: SUMMER FINE SALE, 14th Aug, 2024

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