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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT MANX COLLECTION

Archibald Knox
AN EARLY "CYMRIC" VASE, MODEL NO. 244
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT MANX COLLECTION

Archibald Knox
AN EARLY "CYMRIC" VASE, MODEL NO. 244
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Archibald Knox
AN EARLY "CYMRIC" VASE, MODEL NO. 244
impressed CYMRIC/L&Co (partial)/Rd 369138 with Birmingham Assay Office marks
silver, enamel, hardstone cabochons
7 1/2  in. (19.1 cm) high
1901
produced by Liberty & Co., London
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Provenance

Private Collection, Isle of Man
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Liberty Silver Sketch Book, Westminster City Archives, London, n.d., p. 218, no. 244
Stephen A. Martin, ed., Archibald Knox, London, 1995, p. 100
The Liberty Style, exh. cat., Japan Art & Culture Association, Tokyo, 1999, p. 105, no. 141
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau, From Mackintosh to Liberty, The Birth of a Style, London, 2000, p. 123
Stephen A. Martin, Archibald Knox, London, 2001, introduction and p. 184

Catalogue Note

Knox’s skill with form and decoration is subtly and beautifully expressed in this early version of one of his most famous vase shapes.  All the elements of his unique aesthetic are present in this example with a strong volumetric presentation reflective of the stonework on Man, the encircling signature entrelac that surrounds it and the decorative coloration that is evocative of colors of his island home.  This elegant synthesis of Knox’s aesthetic sings gently of ancient times and the modern design that characterizes Knox’s genius.

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