Martin Brothers, 1899 A Stoneware Grotesque Bird Jar and Cover
Lot 42
Martin Brothers, 1899 A Stoneware Grotesque Bird Jar and Cover
Sold for £19,200 (US$ 32,119) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Martin Brothers, 1899
A Stoneware Grotesque Bird Jar and Cover
he is modelled with his wings behind his back, peering over his large beak in a rather distinguished manner, glazed in warm tones of brown, ochre, dark green and blue, on circular wooden base
26cm high, incised both to base and neck 'RW Martin & Bros, London Southall 3-1899'

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Bought directly from the Martin Brothers by the vendor's great grandfather, the collector Ernest Marsh, and thence by descent.

    See Decorative Arts Society Magazine, 2000, for an article on Ernest Marsh and his association with the Martin Brothers.


Saleroom notices

  • Please note that a fine hairline approx 8cm in length has been discovered to the iterior of the birds body extending from the rim. This crack does not appear on the outside of the bird.
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