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Rose Bowl

A work made of silver, enamel, and turquoise.

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  • A work made of silver, enamel, and turquoise.




Designed by Archibald Knox
English, 1864-1933
Made by Liberty & Co.
England, founded 1875

About this artwork

This bowl, which would have functioned as a centerpiece, is arguably the most important work designed by the Arts and Crafts artist Archibald Knox. Produced for the fashionable and innovative London department store Liberty and Company, the Rosebowl incorporates Celtic motifs characteristic of Knox’s work and inspired by his childhood on the Isle of Man. Knox designed over 400 individual works—including clocks, biscuit tins, and tea sets—for Liberty’s Tudric (pewter) and Cymric (silver hollowware and jewelry) lines. The only example produced, this Rosebowl, part of Knox’s Cymric line, represents the height of his achievement in silver. Early in his career, Knox trained under the designer Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, at one time a fellow resident of the Isle of Man, and worked for Christopher Dresser.


On View, Gallery 246


Applied Arts of Europe


Archibald Knox


Rose Bowl


England (Object made in)

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Silver, enamel, and turquoise


H. 19.1 × maxdiam. of bowl 35.2 cm (H. 7 1/2 × 13 7/8 in.) width with handles 41.9 cm (16 1/2 in.)

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Promised gift of Crab Tree Farm Foundation

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