Design
Lot 127
ARCHIBALD KNOX | "CYMRIC" BOWL, MODEL NO. 247
ARCHIBALD KNOX | "CYMRIC" BOWL, MODEL NO. 247
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Property from an Important Manx Collection

ARCHIBALD KNOX | "CYMRIC" BOWL, MODEL NO. 247

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Property from an Important Manx Collection

ARCHIBALD KNOX | "CYMRIC" BOWL, MODEL NO. 247

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Sold:6,875USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from an Important Manx Collection

ARCHIBALD KNOX

"CYMRIC" BOWL, MODEL NO. 247


1904

produced by Liberty & Co., London

silver, enamel

impressed CYMRIC/L&Co with Birmingham Assay Office marks

3⅞ in. (9.9 cm) high

6¾ in. (17.2 cm) diameter 

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Cataloguing

Literature

Liberty Silver Sketch Book, Westminster City Archives, London, n.d., p. 30, no. 2047 (for the model with variant decoration)

Stephen A. Martin, Archibald Knox, London, 1995, p. 95 (for the model without enamel)

Stephen A. Martin, Archibald Knox, London, 2001, p. 207 (for the model without enamel)

Catalogue Note

This elegant design succeeds by a restrained presentation of form. The simplicity of its looped feet and entrelac lozenge are placed within a small field of colored enamel—Knox at his most modern. The work also suggests the "spirit of Man," calling to mind the cauldron of Manannán mac Lir, the sea god who gives the island its name. His cauldron, like the Holy Grail, bestows everlasting life to all those in contact with it. The combination of formal and mytho-poetic elements ennobles this deceptively restrained form.


DR. STEPHEN A. MARTIN

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