An extremely beautiful unrecorded Diadem by Archibald Knox.
The fiery central opal is set amongst gold entrelacs of flowers and foliage enriched with superb plique-à-jour enamel.
The reverse is embossed with a butterfly motif.
Gold, plique-à-jour enamel & opal
This is a metamorphic jewel being adjustable to both a diadem and a decorative comb.
Exhibited: “Jewellery. materials craft art” at the National Museum Zurich from 19.05.2017 – 22.10.2017
cf. Archibald Knox, Stephen A. Martin, 2001
Liberty Style, Victor Arwas, 1983
To be illustrated in Steve Martin’s fothcoming revised third edition of “Archibald Knox”.