Very Large Martin Brothers Tobacco Jar / Wally Bird with detachable head modeled as a grotesque bird with "Quiff". In good unrestored condition with firing cracks from the time of manufacture to base. More images available on request. Dated: 1903 Dimensions: 16.00" high
Robert Wallace Martin (1843-24) and his brothers Walter (1857-1912) and Edwin (1860-1915) were amongst the first ‘artist-potters’ of the late nineteenth century. They designed, made and decorated their own ornamental salt-glazed stoneware, originally using facilities at C.J.C.Bailey’s Fulham Pottery and, briefly, at Shepherd’s Bush. In 1877, they opened their own pottery at Southall, Middlesex, and by 1882 were producing some 5,000 pieces a year.