ROBERT W. MARTIN (1843 - 1923) MARTIN BROTHERS Tall bird tobacco jar, England, ca. 1900 Salt-glazed stoneware, painted wood Head signed R.W. Martin + Bros London +Southall, base signed Martin Bros London + Southall On base: 16" x 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" Provenance: The Harriman Judd Collection, Los Angeles, CA Featured on the cover of The Martin Brothers Potters by Malcolm Haslam, 1978.
Overall very good condition. Small area of restoration (approx 1" x 1/2") to feathers near right side of beak. Grinding losses around edge of base near bird's feet and a few glazed-over firing lines to/near legs (all in the making). Condition reports are rendered as specialist opinion by the staff of the Auction House and/or independent consultants and not as statements of fact. We do not guarantee the content of written or verbal condition reports. The absence of a condition report does not imply that there are no condition issues with the lot. Please call us at (609) 397-9374 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions about this lot at least 24 hours prior to auction.