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A Terracotta garden Urn
A Terracotta garden Urn

THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO ARCHIBALD KNOX, MANUFACTURED BY LIBERTY & CO., CIRCA 1904

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A Terracotta garden Urn
The design attributed to Archibald Knox, manufactured by Liberty & Co., circa 1904
Four large lug handles, central entrelac design with raised bosses
16in. (42.5cm.) high
Stamped DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED BY LIBERTY & CO. on the interior

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Liberty's originally relied heavily on imported goods from the East. Ironically the burgeoning European market adversely affected the quality of this work and Liberty increasingly introduced their own ranges of metalwork, textiles and ceramics.
Arthue Liberty was at the forefront of those figures fostering the cult of Japan; he appointed E.W. Godwin (See Lots 26 & 27) as a departmental director in 1884 and was advised by Christopher Dresser (See Lots 13-16) before his own trip to Japan in 1888-9.
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