Liberty English Pewter Cake Basket by Archibald Knox. Circa 1905 early model 0357 cast in low relief with art nouveau berried foliage design
Lovely polished condition no damages
Rd449032 English Pewter Solkets 0357
Size: length 31cm
Arthur Lazenby Liberty (b. 1843 in Chesham England) started working for Farmer and Rogers’ Great Shawl and Cloak Emporium in London in 1862. He asked to become a partner of the firm but was refused so opened his own shop in 1874 selling Japanese items. Added a Furnishing and Decorative Studio in 1883. Began importing Art Nouveau objects in late 1890’s including German pewter (Kayserzinn). Liberty started making their own silver (Cymric) in 1898.
Pewter production began in November 1901. Manufactured for Liberty by W.H. Haseler. Pieces are interchangeably marked "Tudric Pewter by Liberty & Co." "English Pewter" "Solkets.". Most Art Nouveau production ended in 1914 but some designs were made into the 1920’s.
Early pieces start with a 0100 number later pieces are numbered in the thousands.