A Private Collection of Martin Brothers Stoneware

December 06, 2017

LOT 26

Lot 26

Martin Brothers Stoneware Bird Tobacco Jar, 1899

Martin Brothers Stoneware Bird Tobacco Jar, 1899
Lot 26 Details
Martin Brothers Stoneware Bird Tobacco Jar, 1899

modelled with beady eyes, short beak and webbed feet, coloured in tones of blue, green, brown and cream, on an ebonised wood base
overall height 9.4" — 24 cm.
paper labels, incised on the base edge Martin Bros. London & Southall; on the head flange R.W. Martin & Bros. / London & Southall and dated 11-1899

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $23,750
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Waddingtons, Toronto, April 4th, 2005, lot 728


Old repair to bird’s left wing; otherwise in good condition

LOT 26

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

Note: Condition ratings and condition details are the subjective opinions of our specialists and should be used as a guide only. Waddington’s uses due care when preparing condition details, however, our staff are not professional restorers or conservators. Condition details and reports are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the buyer’s terms and conditions of sale. In all cases the prospective purchaser is responsible for inspecting the property themselves prior to placing a bid.