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British vintage jewelry Liberty and Co

British vintage jewelry Liberty and Co

A gold enameled necklace with moonstone. Work by Fred Partridge. 1900. British vintage jewelry Liberty and Co

British vintage jewelry Liberty and Co
English merchant Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty (13 August 1843 – 11 May 1917) opened his first shop in London in 1875. Since 1894 he began to collaborate with famous jewelers, such as Archibald Knox, the leading designer of the movement “Arts and Crafts” and Jesse Marion King (1875-1949).
Liberty jewelry is often made of hand forged silver, decorated with blue and green enamel and semiprecious stones. A great interest for collectors – his Art Nouveau necklaces with floral motifs. Traditionally, the design show the influence of Celtic motifs.
The company became famous for making author’s jewelry available to the general public. Its design skilfully combined the principles of the “Arts and Crafts” movement with quality mass production. Besides, the products of this company were simultaneously fashionable, beautiful and affordable.

Archibald Knox brooch. Circa 1900

Archibald Knox gold plated brooch with faux pearl. Circa 1900

The “Liberty” sold jewelry, designed by several artists under the common brand “Kimrik.” Noteworthy, most of these ornaments were created by Archibald Knox (1864-1933), whose characteristic feature was knots and interlacing ribbons in the Celtic spirit.
The main competitors of “Liberty” were “Murrle Bennett and Co” (1896-1916), producing similar design to the brand “Kimrik” jewelry pieces.

British vintage jewelry Liberty and Co

Beautiful Necklace with pendant. metal, gilding, enamel, artificial pearls. 1905. Circumference 42 cm £ 800-900 RG

Necklace with pendant. Gilding, enamel, faux pearls. 1905. Circumference 42 cm £ 800-900 RG

Belt of silver with enamel, work by 'Liberty and Co.'. 1905

Belt of silver with enamel, work by ‘Liberty and Co.’. 1905

Blue heart pendant by Liberty & Co

Blue heart pendant by Liberty & Co

Created by Jesse Marion King (1875-1949) necklace commissioned by Liberty & Co, 1900-1920s

Created by Jesse Marion King (1875-1949) necklace commissioned by Liberty & Co, 1900-1920s

Designed by Archibald Knox

Blue opals necklace designed by Archibald Knox

Enameled Brooch. 1903

Enameled silver brooch. 1903

Enameled necklace. Metal, gilding, blue, green and turquoise enamels. 1903 38 cm. £ 3000-3500 NBLM

Flower necklace. Metal, gilding, blue, green and turquoise enamels. 1903 38 cm. £ 3000-3500 NBLM

Fabulous Liberty & Co Pendant. 1900

Art Deco Pendant. 1900

Faux pearls and rhinestones brooch. 1900

Gold tone Faux pearls rhinestones brooch. 1900

Floral motif Necklace with pendant. metal, covered with silver, enamel, artificial pearl. 1910. 42 cm. £ 1000-1200 RG

Floral motif Necklace with pendant. Silver, enamel, artificial pearl. 1910. 42 cm. £ 1000-1200 RG

Gold necklace with opals and small pearls. In the design - Celtic motifs, manifested in British art nouveau decorations

Gold necklace with opals and small pearls. In the design – Celtic motifs, manifested in British art nouveau decorations

Gorgeous necklace created by Jessie M King for Liberty

Art Nouveau necklace created by Jessie M King for Liberty

Gorgeous necklace, 1900-1904

Gold tone metal blue stones necklace, 1900-1904

Impressive enameled necklace by Jessie M King

Nouveau blue enamel sterling necklace by Jessie M King

Jesse Marion King (1875-1949) necklace commissioned by Liberty & Co, 1900-1920s

Jesse Marion King (1875-1949) necklace with turquoise cabochons, commissioned by Liberty & Co, 1900-1920s

Rare Liberty & Co Pendant. circa 1900

Antique purple enamel silver Pendant. circa 1900

Stunning necklace created by Jessie M King for Liberty

Floral motif necklace created by Jessie M King for Liberty

Elegant pendant created by Archibald Knox

Elegant gold tone pendant with malachite and pearl, created by Archibald Knox