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English Art Nouveau "Tudric" Clock by Archibald Knox

An English Art Nouveau "Tudric" clock by Archibald Knox. The clocks has Roman numerals in relief. It is decorated with 12 abalone disks in two vertical columns. The clock hands are also decorated with abalone disks. This pewter and abalone clock is listed as model 097, for Liberty & Co. This clock is featured in A.J. Tilbrook and Gordon House, ''The Designs of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co.'', 1976, p. 107 for an illustration of the model. Peter Barnet and MaryAnn Wilkinson, ''Decorative Arts 1900: Highlights from Private Collections in Detroit'', 1993 p. 14, cat no. 13 for a similar model. Stephen A Martin, ''Archibald Knox'', Academy Editions, 1995, p. 90 features a variant of this model.

English Art Nouveau 'Tudric' Clock by Archibald Knox

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.

An English Art Nouveau silver, enamel picture frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd. The frame features fabric covered wooden back with an easel support and with clear glass face over original silk lining. Founded in 1800 and in family hands for well over a century, William Hutton & Sons was one of the few English silversmiths to successfully adapt the Art Nouveau aesthetic to English tastes. Around 1900 they produced a collectible line of silver picture frames featuring whiplash lines and attenuated floral forms. Many of their frames echo the Celtic Revival style of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Company, even adopting the brilliant blue and green enamel for which Knox was so famous. PROVENANCE: Victor and Gretha Arwas, Editions Graphiques, London, circa 1983. Picture in Victor Arwas, Liberty Style, Tokyo, 1983, p. 118, no. S.24

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.

An English Art Nouveau silver, enamel picture frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd. The frame features fabric covered wooden back with an easel support and with clear glass face. PROVENANCE Victor and Gretha Arwas, Editions Graphiques, London, circa 1983. Founded in 1800 and in family hands for well over a century, William Hutton & Sons was one of the few English silversmiths to successfully adapt the Art Nouveau aesthetic to English tastes. Around 1900 they produced a collectible line of silver picture frames featuring whiplash lines and attenuated floral forms. Many of their frames echo the Celtic Revival style of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Company, even adopting the brilliant blue and green enamel for which Knox was so famous.

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.

An English Art Nouveau silver, enamel picture frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd. The frame features fabric covered wooden back with an easel support and with clear glass face. PROVENANCE: Victor and Gretha Arwas, Editions Graphiques, London, circa 1983. Founded in 1800 and in family hands for well over a century, William Hutton & Sons was one of the few English silversmiths to successfully adapt the Art Nouveau aesthetic to English tastes. Around 1900 they produced a collectible line of silver picture frames featuring whiplash lines and attenuated floral forms. Many of their frames echo the Celtic Revival style of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Company, even adopting the brilliant blue and green enamel for which Knox was so famous.

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.

An English Art Nouveau silver picture frame with a floral decoration by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd. The frame features fabric covered wooden back with an easel support and with clear glass face. Circa 1903. Founded in 1800 and in family hands for well over a century, William Hutton & Sons was one of the few English silversmiths to successfully adapt the Art Nouveau aesthetic to English tastes. Around 1900 they produced a collectible line of silver picture frames featuring whiplash lines and attenuated floral forms. Many of their frames echo the Celtic Revival style of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Company, even adopting the brilliant blue and green enamel for which Knox was so famous.

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.

An English Art Nouveau silver, enamel picture frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd. The frame features fabric covered wooden back with an easel support and with clear glass face. PROVENANCE: Victor and Gretha Arwas, Editions Graphiques, London, circa 1983. Founded in 1800 and in family hands for well over a century, William Hutton & Sons was one of the few English silversmiths to successfully adapt the Art Nouveau aesthetic to English tastes. Around 1900 they produced a collectible line of silver picture frames featuring whiplash lines and attenuated floral forms. Many of their frames echo the Celtic Revival style of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Company, even adopting the brilliant blue and green enamel for which Knox was so famous.

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.

An English Art Nouveau silver, enamel picture frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd. The frame features fabric covered wooden back with an easel support and with clear glass face. PROVENANCE Victor and Gretha Arwas, Editions Graphiques, London, circa 1983. Founded in 1800 and in family hands for well over a century, William Hutton & Sons was one of the few English silversmiths to successfully adapt the Art Nouveau aesthetic to English tastes. Around 1900 they produced a collectible line of silver picture frames featuring whiplash lines and attenuated floral forms. Many of their frames echo the Celtic Revival style of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Company, even adopting the brilliant blue and green enamel for which Knox was so famous.

Silver, Enamel Picture Frame by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd.