The photograph shows a pair of clocks with the model number 095, which can be seen in Dr. Stephen A Martin’s 2001 book on Archibald Knox page 236.

The model is a Tudric pewter rectangular body cast with geometric recesses and applied with abalone shell panels. Sometimes referred to as the “monumental” clock.

It is considered by many as a peak in Knox’s work, embodying the traditional and leading to the future.

The design is strongly influenced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and was made c 1902 – 1905.

The height of the standard clock is 34 cm. Only 4 examples are known to exist.

The smaller version of the clock, shown side by side in the photograph, may have been a prototype of model 095 and it is the only known example to exist. It has a height of 19 cm and a depth of 4.5cm, that is narrower in ratio than in the larger clock model.

Photograph courtesy of Professor Eli Talmor, London.

Clock model 095

A rare Liberty & Co Tudric pewter mantle clock designed by Archibald Knox, model no.095.

The rectangular body cast in low relief with geometric recess, applied with abelone shell rectangular panels, the hands with applied abelone heart-shaped panels, with Art Nouveau Arabic numerals stamped marks.

34cm. high

Literature: Stephen A Martin Archibald Knox, ARTMEDIA, page 236 for a full page illustration of an identical clock.

The Maurice & Margo Cohen Collection of Decorative Arts, Christie's New York, 11th June 1999 lot 370 page 108 for an identical clock.

Adrian J Tilbrook & Gordon House, The Designs of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. page 113 figure 95 for an identical clock.

Photograph and description courtesy of Woolley and Wallis Auctioneers.