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    Posted 6 years ago

    vetraio50
    (704 items)

    For the 400th posting I thought of this item .....

    A couple of months back I visited a regular Saturday morning market here in Sydney. I arrived late. I meant to say "Hi", have a quick look around and then go shopping at the nearby supermarket. What I found was a market in disarray. Stall-holder regulars were in spots that they did not like. It was all caused by the local Council's desire to re-turf the area.

    The upshot was that the regulars were slow to start the unpacking.

    New stuff was being unloaded as I arrived at 10 am!

    I found this frame on the table face down and waited for the dealer to arrive back from his car with another box of stuff. He told me the price, I happily paid and left for the supermarket.

    There are no marks on the frame. Nothing on the pewter, nothing on the wood. Not even a country of origin. From research I know that this is not uncommon. You just have to look at it to know the designer, however. Well I thought I knew the designer as soon as I saw the turquoise roundels. The design at the top I knew as well. British Jugendstil, British Art Nouveau. The designer 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.

    In England these days A. E. Williams are reproducing this design. But the reproductions are slightly different. The roundels are much larger. I believe that the A. E. Williams version is based on the clock of similar design with a pewter frame stamped: 0370. The roundels on that model are larger to contrast with the round clock face. But with a rectangular frame for photos Knox seems to have opted for these smaller turquoise highlights beneath the elongated rectangular space. Well that is my take on it.

    Embossed in shallow relief with stylised flowers and leaves, stained beech back with easel support.

    9 2/3 in. (24.5 cm.) x 6 1/3. (16 cm.)
    Designed by Archibald Knox, for Liberty & Co., circa 1902-1905.

    The 150th Anniversary of the birth of Archibald Knox will be 9th April 2014.

    Archibald Knox was born 9th April at Cronkbourne Village, Tromode, Isle of Man. He was educated at St. Barnabas Elementary School and at Douglas Grammar School. He remained a bachelor all his life. On the 22 Feb. while working on the Hall Caine Memorial (now at Maughold Cemetery, Isle of Man) he died at the family home, (70 Athol Street, Douglas Isle of Man) aged 69, from a heart attack. He was buried at New Braddan Cemetery, Isle of Man.

    Comments

    1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      Beautiful...
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NADIA!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      A stunner and a stunning picture you have found for this!! LOVE IT!!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many hanks Sean!

      http://www.pinterest.com/search/?q=Egon+Schiele
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Your Very welcome Kevin!!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks GAZZA!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks DON!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MARTY 'n MIKELV too!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks JENSEN!
    11. BigTex BigTex, 6 years ago
      Congrats on the 400th item. Beautiful frame. Nice find
    12. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      I had to come and look at this again... It's GORGEOUS...
    13. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Great post and congratulations on 400 !!!!!!!!!! :-)
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks LISA, NUTSABOTAS, ANTIQUESINNJ, BIGTEX, MANIKIN, NADIA, AIMATHENA, GEO, PHIL, LEAH 'n ALFREDO too!
    15. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Knox??? Woooooow :) I love it!!!

      I've just spent a wekend surrounded by Art Nouveau, and seeing this frame it's just like the cherry on top :)
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Hi AUSTRO! Tell me more! Where were you?
    17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      I love the new first picture!!!! STUNNING :)
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Tried a few other things with it!
    19. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Did you ? I bet they were great as well :)
    20. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      We were in Barcelona visiting a friend and his (new) partner :) We visited the Casa Batlló which is impressive -it's worth every cent you pay for the ticket, which isn't precisely cheap- but we also visited some buildings by Josep Maria Jujol in Sant Joan Despí (one of Barcelona's surrounding villages -but still withing the Barcelona bus and metro area), which is great to visit it. They offer this guided tours every last Sarurday of the month and they're great as you can see two great houses and their interiors: Can Negre and Torre de la Creu. I am sure you would love them!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Thanks again. I'll have a virtual tour!

      http://www.casabatllo.es/en/

      Green!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks BELLTOWN 'n POPS!
    23. Windwalker, 6 years ago
      happy 400th ...............smiling
    24. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      A beautiful piece! Always enjoy reading you posts.
    25. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
      Beautiful! 400! Did you ever think you would post so many?
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Thanks Amber! Knew there was potential for it but never bothered to count.
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Thanks POPS, WINDWALKER 'n KERRY10456 too!
    28. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Congratulations on 400 Kevin.
      Wonderful frame as are most of Knox's designs.
      When we were at the IOM last year I "discovered" him as he is well celebrated there. He was a talented water colourist too.
      The Manx have given him the ultimate accolade - a pub called The Archibald Knox!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks RACER4FOUR!
      I'm sure we might be hearing a bit more about him in the next few months.
      His watercolours are amazing. Very Turner!
      Manx Grave in the New Kirk Braddan Cemetery is that of Manx Illustrator and designer Archibald Knox (1864 to 1933).
      http://manxscenes.com/2011/09/archibald-knox-kirk-braddan-cemetery/
    30. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Love him..wouldn't mind anything by him...lovely vetraio50....:-)
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks INKY!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TED STRAUB!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks OFFICIALFUEL!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      MANY THANKS AIMATHENA, RADEGRUNDER, AEON, CRAZYCHARACTER, PETEY & AUSTRO!



    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TOM!
    37. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 6 years ago
      wonderful find, congratulations!! I simply love it (anything by Knox, actually!)
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TED STRAUB 'n BELLEEPOQUE too!
    39. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      Hi there it was just meant to be great score, as they say right place right time. Keep well have a great day. Waiting for a couple of cyclones to come through anytime in the next 48 hours so I'm told. Keep well will scoot around to see if I can get through some of this back up
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Thanks muchly ZOWIE 'n you stay safe!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks COGITO!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN!
    43. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      My pleasure always something interesting to find gee I need to get off my b.. every single time I start I got interrupted never fails. My man was here in less then 5 minutes after turning on my laptop he must have a sixth sense. Now it's pouring down
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Thanks again ZOWIE!
    45. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      A pleasure again what's the weather like down there it poured down most of the night with more hanging around great for shopping today
    46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Grey today! Almost sub tropical. Hope you survived the torrid time up north!
    47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
    48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA!
    49. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 6 years ago
      Hi vertio, I think that is the same date, same fair where I picked up a pair of Liberty Knox sugar & cream. It would have been the March fair. Potentially spooky cause you never (ever) see that stuff kicking around.
    50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      It was in Surry Hills Jewels. Spooky indeed! It's been years since I've seen any Knox at a market. Do you go to Wenty?
    51. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 6 years ago
      Yes, I go to Wenty. Wenty was actually where I got my Knox milk & sugar. They are the sleigh style. I haven't been to Surry Hills in years. What an amazing find.
    52. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      You did well at Wenty too to get those items! I do the early bird but much goes earlier. I used to have a stall downstairs for about twelve months.
    53. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 6 years ago
      I never get there early. I have children to herd! I got these at about 1pm! Maybe they didn't get put out until later.
    54. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      It happens! I certainly did not see them!
    55. IVAN49 IVAN49, 1 year ago
      Egon Schiele within this beautiful frame ?
      I keep my postcards in Art Nouveau frames.
    56. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Well Ivan it was just an idea at the time. It has nothing in it at the moment.
    57. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME !!!!!
    58. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
      Many thanks RICKZOG4 !!!!!!
    59. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !!!,!!!,!!!
    60. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
      Thanks yet again THOMAS !!.!!!.!!
    61. Brunswick Brunswick, 7 months ago
      And Yet Again, Your Welcome!!

      Thomas.
    62. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
      Many thanks WATCHSEARCHER !!.!!.!!

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