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    Sale 7578

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    ARCHIBALD KNOX FOR LIBERTY & CO.

    TUDRIC CLOCK,CIRCA 1902

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    ARCHIBALD KNOX FOR LIBERTY & CO.
    Tudric clock,circa 1902
    pewter and abalone
    14½ in. (36.9 cm.) high
    stamped marks TUDRIC 097


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    Archibald Knox was the main designer for the Liberty & Co. Tudric pewter and Cymric gold and silver ranges, and this monumental clock is arguably one of Archibald Knox's greatest designs. Its form was clearly inspired by the many ancient Celtic crosses found on his native Isle of Man. The Roman numerals on the face and the twinned lines of abalone plaques demonstrate masterful decorative restraint.

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    Literature

    Stephen A. Martin (ed.), Archibald Knox, London, 2001, p. 235 (design illustrated).