"TUDRIC" CLOCK, MODEL NO. 0761
produced by Liberty & Co., London
polished pewter, enamel, copper, clear glass faceplate
impressed MADE/IN/ENGLAND/ENGLISH PEWTER/0761
8⅜ x 5½ x 4¾ in. (21.3 x 14 x 12.1 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The pewter surfaces present with scattered very minor scratches, adhesive residue, areas of tarnish and traces of polish residue to the recessed areas, and areas of faint scuffing, consistent with age and gentle handling. The copper surfaces with some minor discoloration. The enamel surfaces display a rich purple hue and are in very good condition. The glass surfaces with very minor scratches. With one key. One of the pins used to secure the clockface has come loose and has been retained for repair. Functionality of the movement is not guaranteed and it could need service at the buyer's discretion. A charming model with clean and organic lines.
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. 60, no. 0761
Archibald Knox: Beauty and Modernity, a Designer Ahead of His Time, exh. cat., The Archibald Knox Society, London, 2014, p. 16, no. 13