"TUDRIC" CLOCK, MODEL NO. 0370
produced by Liberty & Co., London
polished pewter, enamel, copper
8⅛ x 5⅝ x 2¼ in. (20.6 x 14.3 x 5.7 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The pewter surfaces present with scattered minor scratches and pitting, consistent with age and gentle handling. The copper surfaces present with scattered areas of tarnish and scratches consistent with age and gentle use. The door with a minor ben but closes easily. The enamel surfaces with some extremely minor edge losses consistent with age and some minor surface irregularities. One pin in clock face is missing, only visible upon close inspection. One key is provided. Functionality of the movement is not guaranteed and it could need service at the buyer's discretion. A fine and elegant form that pairs well with the emerald green and royal blue coloration of the enamelwork.
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. 0370
Stephen Martin, Archibald Knox, London, 1995, p. 91
Adrian J. Tilbrook, The Designs of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co, London, 2000, p. 106, no. 85
Stephen Martin, Archibald Knox, London, 2001, p. 239
This example will be published in Dr. Stephen Martin's forthcoming publication on Archibald Knox.