A Private Collection of Martin Brothers Stoneware

December 06, 2017

LOT 92

Lot 92

Martin Brothers Stoneware Medallion, c.1885-90

Martin Brothers Stoneware Medallion, c.1885-90
Lot 92 Details
Martin Brothers Stoneware Medallion, c.1885-90

inscribed ‘ROSA’ and incised with flower sprigs and a narrow border, coloured in shades of brown and blue
diameter 1.6" — 4 cm.
incised marks W.F. Martin / London / & / Southall

Estimate $250-$350

Realised: $336
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Label with Richard Dennis, Martin Brothers Pottery Exhibition, 1978, No.710


Haslam, Malcolm, The Martin Brothers Potters, p.105-106 and p.155, fig.250


Made for Rose Thornycroft, to whom Walter became engaged in 1885


In good condition; the margin pierced with four small holes for mounting

LOT 92

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.)

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