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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A private collection of over 40 Liberty & Co. Tudric and Cymric clocks

Wed, 14 Dec 2016

A private collection of over 40 Liberty & Co. Tudric and Cymric clocks made between 1901-1910 (the majority during 1902-1905). 24 clocks are authenticated Archibald Knox design. Several others embody elements either designed by Knox or were heavily influenced by him. 

Being first exposed to Liberty, the seasoned international collector was attracted to Archibald Knox viewing him as a pioneer of the modern 20thcentury design and art more broadly. Of particular note is Knox incorporation of tradition Celtic decorative elements and the influence of the Glasgow school of art. The collection was assembled one piece at a time from a large number of sources, primarily dealers and auctions.

Correspondence Address: The Archibald Knox Society, 36 Hutchinson Square, Douglas, Isle of Man, British Isles, IM2 4HWE
Tel: +44 (0)1624 665459
Registered Charity No. 983 (Isle of Man) Registered Company Number: 118177C
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