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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Record Prices for Archibald Knox Work at Christie’s
Three pieces of work designed by the world famous Manx designer
Archibald Knox were auctioned recently and consistently achieved record values
far in excess of estimated prices.
Made by Knox for the celebrated Liberty & Co. these iconic pieces
formed part of a sale of 20th Century Decorative Art and Design by
Christie’s of London, one of the world’s leading auction houses.
Work by Knox is now in great demand worldwide, with its distinctive
style attracting buyers who are prepared to pay substantial sums of money to
add the Manxman’s work to their collections, as can be seen here:-
Joy McCall, Head of the 20th Century Decorative Arts
Department commented, “The strong results achieved in this sale reflect the
interest in 20th Century Decorative Art and Design on the international
market. Pieces of fine British arts and crafts and Art Deco sculpture garnered
some outstanding results. Some remarkable prices were achieved for extravagant
examples of contemporary design highlighted by the top three lots which all
significantly exceeded their pre-sale estimates. We look forward to the sale of
‘Lalique’ in South Kensington on 31 May, 2012, and 20th Century
Decorative Art and Design on 23 October, 2012”.