Archibald Knox designed for Liberty & Co, an Art Nouveau silver and enamel brooch, marked for John Baker Bennett & Co, circa 1908, marked ‘Silver’ and J.B.B & Co for John Baker Bennett & Co, 3.2 cm long SOLD
John Baker Bennett was the Bennett half of the Anglo German company Murrle Bennett & Co. Ernst Murrle being the German contingent. But in early 1907 Bennett registered the company John Baker Bennett & Co, with William Rabone Haseler and John Haseler as directors. The company however only lasted until February 2nd 1909 going into voluntary liquidation. John Baker Bennett was to pass away in July of that year . Among the creditors listed were W.H.Haseler Ltd, and H and R. Haseler. Obviously W.H.Haseler were supplying John Baker Bennett & Co, and with Liberty & Co designs no less, as in this example designed by Archibald Knox.
Literature: cf. Archibald Knox, Stephen A. Martin, 2001, page 267 The Directory of Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Jewellers and Allied Traders 1838-1914, Volume 1, John Culme, 1987, page 40