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    Sale 2009

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    13 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121

    ARCHIBALD KNOX (1864-1933)

    'THE MAGNUS' AN ENAMELED SILVER TABLE CLOCK, CIRCA 1903

    Price Realised  

    ARCHIBALD KNOX (1864-1933)
    'The Magnus' An Enameled Silver Table Clock, circa 1903
    retailed by Liberty & Co., model no. 5024
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high, 3½ in. (8.8 cm.) wide, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) deep
    stamped Birmingham with retailer's mark


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    cf. S. Martin, Archibald Knox, London, 2001, p. 234 for an example of this model.
    This clock was given as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bruce to Sir Albert Spicer (1847-1934) and his family after a trip through New Zealand in 1909. Sir Spicer was the the first Baronet member of Parliament.

    Provenance

    Christie's, South Kensington, 30 June 2005, lot 372.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A WASHINGTON PRIVATE COLLECTION