TUDRIC "ARCHITECTURAL" CLOCK, MODEL NO. 0629
produced by Liberty & Co., London
polished and hammered pewter, enamel, copper
7 x 4 x 4 in. (17.8 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The pewter surfaces with very fine minor surface scratches and some minor tarnishing consistent with age and gentle handling. The lower proper left red circular enameled detail and immediate surrounding area with areas of professional and sensitive resoldering, visible in the catalogue illustration. The enamel with some fine hairline cracks to the red decoration, stable. The clockface with some wear and minor losses to the numerals. The recessed areas of the design with some traces of polish residue. The central panels with very faint decorative hammering to the metal surface. With one key. Functionality of the movement is not guaranteed and it could need service at the buyer's discretion. An elegant architectural form by the artist.
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Private Collection, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2007
Liberty Pewter Sketch Book, Westminster City Archives, London, n.d., p. 60, no. 0629
Stephen Martin, Archibald Knox, London, 1995, p. 91
Adrian J. Tilbrook, The Designs of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co., London, 1995, p. 106, no. 86
Stephen Martin, Archibald Knox, London, 2001, p. 233
Archibald Knox: Beauty and Modernity, a Designer Ahead of His Time, exh. cat., The Archibald Knox Society, London, 2014, p. 14, no. 6
This example will be published in Dr. Stephen Martin's forthcoming publication on Archibald Knox.