Archibald Knox was born in the Isle of Man of Scottish parenthood. His designs were synonymous with British Art Nouveau and he is regarded as being a prominent influence in the Arts and Crafts movement. His Celtic designs and calligraphy are world famous and iconic in the Isle of Man. Today both his art work for Liberty & Co and his watercolours are highly sought after.

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Knox's 150th anniversary brings keen interest

Sat, 05 Jul 2014

Knox’s 150th anniversary brings keen interest

04 July 2014Written by Gabriel Berner

A strong selection of Tudric (pewter) and Cymric (silver) creations by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co was the focus of keen bidding at Bonhams’ decorative arts from 1860 sale in New Bond Street.

In a well-timed offering, it coincided with the 150th anniversary of the Manxman's birth - the focus of several events this year including a large loan exhibition of 115 pieces on display at this summer's Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair in London and the issuing of a set of special edition stamps by the Isle of Man post office featuring a selection of his designs.

Such good pre-sale publicity aided by sensibly pitched estimates saw this ten-lot group of very choice pieces all sell to contribute just over £100,000 to the sale total


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