ROBERT W. MARTIN (1843 - 1923)
Bird tobacco jar, England, 1898
Salt-glazed stoneware, ebonized wood
Head incised '9 - Martin Bros. 1898 London + Southall,' base incised 'Martin Bros. London + Southall'
On base: 11" x 6"
Provenance: Rago Auctions, Early 20th C. Design, 26 October 2013, lot 122
Collection of Andrew Furer
Several glazed-over firing lines to body, in the making. Nearly invisible professional restoration and overspraying around base of head (above collar), about 4-5" around. Goes up about 2" at back of head. Holes in collar were made during manufacture.
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