Arts & Crafts Silver & Enamel Brooch - Archibald Knox (Sold)

Stock No. 326 

An Arts and Crafts silver and enamel brooch with Celtic Knot design. The design is by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co.
Condition is good with no damage to the front silver or the enamel. Back has several scratches and flea-bite nicks to the silver. Pin has been replaced, although the hinge and clasp appear to be original.
Fully hallmarked as follows :- Maker - J. M. B. for John Millward Banks (who was registered in 1882 for Chester,Birmingham Sheffield and London) passant lion (sterling silver), Chester shield and 'B' (date-code) for 1902.
(We have seen another example of this particular Knox design, but of smaller dimensions, and made by W. H. Haseler (marked WHH), undated who also produced Knox's designs for Liberty & Co..)

Cf. Knox Jewellery by Dr. S. Martin p 266 who gives the model number as 1115 - Brooch silver enamel, and the design date as 1900-1904 Illustrated (see 3rd pic above)

length : 4 cms.
width : 1.5 cm.