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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. And since 1894 he began to receive orders for jewelry of famous jewelers and companies. In particular, Archibald Knox, the leading designer of the movement “Arts and Crafts” and Jesse Marion King (1875-1949).
Liberty jewelry is often made of forged silver, which creates a handmade effect, decorated with blue and green enamel and semiprecious stones. A great interest for collectors – his necklaces in floral motifs. Traditionally, the decorations of Liberty show the influence of Celtic motifs.
The jewelry company “Liberty and Co.” 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 brooch. Circa 1900. British vintage jewelry Liberty and Co

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 decorations similar in design to the brand “Kimrik”.

British vintage jewelry Liberty and Co

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

Beautiful Necklace with pendant. metal, gilding, enamel, artificial 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

Designed by Archibald Knox

Enameled Brooch. 1903

Enameled Brooch. 1903

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

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

Fabulous Liberty & Co Pendant. 1900

Fabulous Liberty & Co Pendant. 1900

Faux pearls and rhinestones brooch. 1900

Faux pearls and 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. metal, covered with 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

Gorgeous necklace created by Jessie M King for Liberty

Gorgeous necklace, 1900-1904

Gold tone metal necklace, 1900-1904

Impressive enameled necklace by Jessie M King

Impressive enameled necklace by Jessie M King

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

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

Rare Liberty & Co Pendant. circa 1900

Rare Liberty & Co Pendant. circa 1900

Stunning necklace created by Jessie M King for Liberty

Stunning necklace created by Jessie M King for Liberty

Elegant pendant created by Archibald Knox

Elegant pendant created by Archibald Knox

sources
jewelry catalog, 2004
public group vk.com/lalafam