Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co clock with a French movement – estimate £18,000-22,000 at Lyon & Turnbull.

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His boldest designs for clocks took their monumental and minimalist forms from the standing Celtic stones which populate the island’s countryside.

Stripped of superfluous ornament, this much-admired model (number 0960) made in pewter and abalone shell dates from c.1902-05. It marries the two worlds which he valued deeply: the ancient Celtic tradition and the new and innovative aesthetics of the late Victorian period.

The 12in (30cm) clock with a French movement has a guide of £18,000-22,000 at the Design since 1860 sale taking place at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on October 12.