archibald knox reproduction art nouveau clock 45
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Archibald Knox Reproduction Art Nouveau Liberty Pewter Mantel Clock - no. 45
This beautiful arts and crafts mantel clock has been handcrafted from pewter with enamel detailing. The clock is handcast from pewter with the enamelling then applied by hand. The face is embossed with the latin phrase - "Festina Lente". It is a classical Latin adage and oxymoron meaning "make haste slowly" (sometimes rendered in English as "more haste, less speed").
The design is based on an original clock created for Liberty & Co of London by their most famous designer of the 1900s, Archibald Knox. The clock has all the hallmarks of his unique style. It’s the perfect addition to anyone’s home who loves the artistry of the Arts and Crafts movement.
The reproduction clock has been lovingly crafted by Birmingham Pewtersmiths, A E Williams. The family firm have been making Pewter since 1779 - they are the oldest family run Pewtersmiths in the world!
This mantel clock would make a real statement in any home. It comes with a simple quartz mechanism that requires an AA battery to run. It comes safely presented in a gift box with silk pouch.
About Archibald Knox
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.
Materials: pewter, enamel
Size: H: 15cm, W: 11cm, D: 3.7cm