Unique Grotesque Bird of Prey Jar and Cover 1884
Salt glazed stoneware, the creature with squirting eyes, cunning expression and gnarled toes, in a high-glaze,and with the original paper label, mounted on a turned base, with original price ticket!
(18 gns) 14 in high (35.6 cm).
The cover with incised signature R.W.Martin + Bros, London + Southall, 4-1994 and indisdinct signature MARTIN, the body with R.W.Martin. London 1884, on a small plaquette.
Provenance: Sotherby’s Belgravia 14th July 1978 lot 239
Mr Robert A Ellison, USA
Mr Jerome Shaw, USA
Exhibited at the Master Piece Collection, London 2013 Sinai & Sons