Lot 54
Martin Brothers Unglazed Model of a Dead Parakeet, c.1890

lying on a rectangular slab, width 12.6" — 32.0cm depth 4.3" — 11.0cm
incised R.W. Martin / Martin Bros. London & Southall


Est. $1000/1500
Realised: $3840
Auction Date: 12/06/2017


Provenance: Richard Dennis, London

Literature: See Haslam, Malcolm, The Martin Brothers Potters, 1978, p.91: “... A dead parakeet modelled by Wallace had been sent to him by his wife’s brother who had kept the bird as a pet.” and fig.127

Note: Label affixed to the base reads: “MADE BY ROBERT MARTIN, SOUTHALL. BOUGHT FROM HIM IN 1922 / WHICH WAS THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM. HE DIED IN 1923. / J.N.L”


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