"TUDRIC" CLOCK, MODEL NO. 0369
produced by Liberty & Co., London
polished pewter, enamel, copper
7½ x 4½ x 2¼ in. (19.1 x 11.4 x 5.7 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The pewter surfaces present with some scattered scratches, pitting, and tarnish, consistent with age and gentle handling. The copper surfaces present with some surface scratches and wear. The enamel presents with some scattered minor losses and scattered pitting. 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.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Liberty Pewter Sketch Book, Westminster City Archives, London, n.d., p. 58, no. 0369
Adrian J. Tilbrook, The Designs of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co, London, 2000, p. 110
Stephen Martin, Archibald Knox, London, 2001, p. 239
Archibald Knox: Beauty and Modernity, A Designer Ahead of His Time, exh. cat., The Archibald Knox Society, London, 2014, p. 13, no. 4
This example will be published in Dr. Stephen Martin's forthcoming publication on Archibald Knox.