Description: Rare early 20th century Martin Brothers stoneware tobacco jar and cover designed by Robert Wallace Martin, modelled in relief as a smirking face to one side, the other side modelled as the same subject wearing a quizzical expression, the cover formed as a sack hat, incised marks to base 'R W. Martin London & Southall. 10.1.1910', and to inner rim of cover 'R. W. Martin. & Bros London & Southall. 10.1.1910', H18cm
Cf. Waddington's Canada Lot 51 A Private Collection of Martin Brothers Stoneware 06/12/2017
Woolley & Wallace Lot 37 British Art Pottery 01/12/2010
General light surface wear commensurate with age and use.
Plus small loss to eyebrow on of side, and a couple of small losses to hair.
Hat with loss to side, further smaller loss to inner fold of hat, and two small losses to inner rim.
Crazing to glaze visible to interior.
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Collect from The Vine Street Salerooms, Scarborough YO11 1XN.
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