R. W. Martin & Brothers - Martinware New York Monday, December 14, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Richard Dennis Gallery, London
    Sotheby's Belgravia, London, "The Martin Brothers Potters," 1978, cat. no. 494
    Lillian and David Hoffman, USA, 1978
    Jordan-Volpe Gallery, New York
    Private collection, UK
    Sylvia Powell, London, 1998
    Private collection, UK

  • Exhibited

    "The Martin Brothers Potters," Sotheby's Belgravia, London, September 16-October 14, 1978
    "Boobies, Boojums and Snarks: The Ceramic Curiosities of the Martin Brothers 1880-1914," Jordan-Volpe Gallery, New York, November 3, 1981-February 13, 1982, which then traveled to: Delaware Art Museum, Delaware, March 8-April 18, 1982; Everson Museum of Art, New York, May 7-June 27, 1982

  • Literature

    The Martin Brothers Potters, exh. cat., Sotheby's Belgravia, London, 1978, cat. no. 494
    Malcolm Haslam, The Martin Brothers Potters, London, 1978, illustrated p. 112, fig. XVI
    Jordan-Volpe Gallery, exh. cat., Boobies, Boojums and Snarks: The Ceramic Curiosities of the Martin Brothers, 1880-1914, New York, 1981, p. 11, cat. no. 15


Wise owl jar and cover

March 2, 1904
Salt-glazed stoneware, ebonized wood.
11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm) high
Collar incised with R.W. Martin + Bros London + Southall/2/3-1904, base incised with R.W. Martin + Bros/2/3-1904 London/+ Southall and an applied interior inventory paper label with RICHARD DENNIS/MARTIN BROTHERS/POTTERY/EXHIBITION/1978/494.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $47,500

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New York Auction 15 December 2015 11am