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    Sale 7578

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 28

    MARTIN BROTHERS

    TOBACCO JAR AND COVER, 1892

    Price Realised  

    MARTIN BROTHERS
    TOBACCO JAR AND COVER, 1892
    stoneware modelled as a bird, on ebonised base
    12½ in. (31.8 cm.) high
    incised marks Martin Bro London + Southall to base and R. W. Martin Bro London + Southall 7-1892 to head


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    The Martin brothers Robert, Charles, Walter and Edwin produced salt-glazed stoneware between 1873 and 1914. Their anthropomorphic birds were reputedly modelled on leading public figures of the day and each is unique.

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