ARCHIBALD KNOX (1864 - 1933)

Diadem Comb for Liberty & Co


ARCHIBALD KNOX (1864 - 1933)

Diadem Comb for Liberty & Co

Gold, plique-à-jour enamel & opal

H  8.00cm (3.15 in)  |  W  9.50cm (3.74 in)

Origin British, c. 1900
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good
Weight 29.00 Grams

An extremely beautiful unrecorded Diadem by Archibald Knox.
The fiery central opal is set amongst gold entrelacs of flowers and foliage enriched with superb plique-à-jour enamel.
The reverse is embossed with a butterfly motif.
This is a metamorphic jewel being adjustable to both a diadem and a decorative comb.

Exhibited at the exhibition: “Jewellery. materials craft art” at the National Museum Zurich from 19.05.2017 – 22.10.2017

Illustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, cat. no. 490

Price Code

Ref No   6893