Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. An important 'Cymric' silver Tea and Hot Chocolate Service on Tray, 1901
Lot 14*Y
Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. An important 'Cymric' silver and ivory Tea and Hot Chocolate Service on Tray, 1903 and 1905
Sold for £37,200 (US$ 62,526) inc. premium
Auction Details
A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co) A 5 piece tea set and coffee set together with a tray, tea kettle, burner and stand (Liberty & Co)
Lot Details
Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co.
An important 'Cymric' silver and ivory Tea and Hot Chocolate Service on Tray, 1903 and 1905
comprising a tea-kettle on stand, additional tea-pot, coffee-pot, hot water pot; all with hinged lids and ivory handles together with sugar bowl and milk jug, on a large twin-handled tray, all cast with celtic inspired sinuous forms and engraved with the initial A
teapot on stand: 30cm high, tray: 52cm long, all stamped 'L&Co.' sugar, milk, hot water and chocolate pots marked 'Cymric' and hot water and chocolate pots with Birmingham hallmarks for 1903 all the rest with Birmingham hallmarks for 1905 (8)

Footnotes

  • Literature:

    A. J. Tilbrook The Designs of Archibald Knox for Liberty and Co. Ornament Press Ltd, 1976, fig. no.46 showing a double page from a Liberty and Co. catalogue showing designs for similar tea and coffee services.

    Stephen A. Martin Archibald Knox Artmedia Press, 2001, pgs. 196-203 for images of similar services and pg. 293 for images of original drawings for similar teapots and jugs.

Saleroom notices

  • The estimate for this lot has been amended
Activities
Lot symbols
Similar items
Archibald Knox, attributed for Liberty and Co. A 'Cymric' silver and enamel Mantel Clock, 1903 An Arts and Craft silver and turquiose Cymric inkwell by Liberty & Co, Birmingham 1899 Archibald Knox for Liberty and Co.  A Cymric silver and glass Jug, 1902 Archibald Knox (1864-1933) for Liberty & Co. An Impressive 'Tudric' Clock, circa 1903 Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. A Pewter and Enamelled Clock, circa 1905 Archibald Knox (1864-1933) for Liberty & Co. A Fine Silver and Enamel Photograph Frame, 1906