Rare Grotesque Crocodile Spoon Warmer circa 1900
A spoon warmer modeled as a grotesque crocodile sculptured by Robert Wallace Martin circa 1900. Salt-glazed stoneware, with a looped handle and open mouth in a semi-matte volcanic glaze. 7 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 6 in ( 19 cm x 15.2 x 24.1 cm ).
incised : RW Martin & Bros London & Southall 12-1900
Exhibited at the Master Piece Collection, London 2013 Sinai & Sons
The Martin Brothers Potters by Malcolm Haslam published by Richard Dennis page 140 fig 221 for a comparable form.