Archibald Knox - Design Masters New York Tuesday, December 14, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, UK; Private Collection, USA

  • Literature

     A. J. Tilbrook and Gordon House, The Designs of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co., London, 1976, p. 107, fig. no. 89; Alastair Duncan, Modernism: modernist design 1880–1940: the Norwest collection, Norwest Corporation, Minneapolis, 1988, p. 39; Peter Barnet and MaryAnn Wilkinson, Decorative Arts 1900: Highlights from Private Collections in Detroit, 1993, p. 14, cat. no. 13; Stephen A. Martin, Archibald Knox, London, 2001, pp. 75 and 235

  • Catalogue Essay


    Scottish-born designer Archibald Knox conceived his “Tudric” line of high-end pewter ware for London department store Liberty & Co. on Regent Street. Knox’s Celtic heritage, as well as his extensive research of historic ornament, informed the design of each “Tudric” piece. Although machine-made, “Tudric” works employed the hand-hammered aesthetic of the thriving Arts and Crafts movement. Knox accepted Liberty’s strict policy of anonymity and did not sign any of the pieces he designed during their collaboration between approximately 1899 and 1906.

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"Tudric" mantel clock, model no. 097

ca. 1902-1905
Pewter, abalone.
14 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (36.8 x 18.7 x 14.3 cm.)
Produced for Liberty & Co., UK. Underside impressed with "TUDRIC/097."

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Design Masters

15 December 2010
New York