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.
Sale Price: $50,000
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
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).