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Archibald KNOX

Great Britain 1864 – 1933

W. H. HASELER AND CO

W. H. HASELER AND CO

1870 – c.1914

manufacturer

Tudric candlestick c.1905 Place made: England
Materials & Technique: metalwork, candlesticks, pewter

Primary Insc: Incised, on base, above maker's inscriptions, '4384' Impressed, on base, ''TUDRIC''/ ENGLISH PEWTER/ LIBERTY & CO/ 0 530/ 5'
Dimensions: a) 27.8 h x 23.2 w x 13.2 d cm b) 3.4 h x 5.4 w x 5.4 d cm c) 3.4 h x 5.4 w x 5.4 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.242.A-C

Born and educated on the Isle of Man, Knox worked from 1897 as a designer for the retail firm, Liberty and Co. His work drew upon the interlaced design motifs in Celtic art and the organic themes of Art Nouveau to become one of the most elegant expressions of the British Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th century. A principal designer for Liberty’s mass-produced Cymric and Tudric ranges of silver and pewter, Knox’s successfully promoted the concept of studio craft artists designing for industry.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design