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Turquoise and freshwater pearl necklace, Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co., circa 1900
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
34
Turquoise and freshwater pearl necklace, Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co., circa 1900
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Turquoise and freshwater pearl necklace, Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co., circa 1900
The necklace of belcher link design, the front with three stylised pierced pendants of Celtic inspiration, set with freshwater pearls and collet-set turquoise cabochons, length approximately 410mm.
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Literature

Cf.: Shirley Bury, Jewellery 1789-1910 The International Era Volume II 1862-1910, England, 1991, pg. 744 plate 398, for an image of Miss Lily Brayton, the Victorian Shakespearean actress, known for playing the lead character Zahrat-al-Kulub in the First World War musical comedy Chu Chin Chow, wearing a similar necklace and pg. 743 plate 397, for an illustration of Liberty's Yule-tide catalogue from 1903 with an illustration of a similar necklace costing £5 5s.

Cf.: V.Becker, Antique and 20th Century Jewellery, London, 1980, pg. 249, for a necklace of similar design from the 'Cymric' range by Archibald Knox for Liberty.

Cf.: The Liberty Cymric Sketch Books, Westminster City Archives, for the design of the above necklace.

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