Bird of Prey Jar and Cover Martin Brothers

Unique Grotesque Bird of Prey Jar and Cover 1884

Salt glazed stoneware, the creature with squirting eyes, cunning expression and gnarled toes, in a high-glaze,and with the original paper label, mounted on a turned base, with original price ticket!
(18 gns) 14 in high (35.6 cm).

The cover with incised signature R.W.Martin + Bros, London + Southall, 4-1994 and indisdinct signature MARTIN, the body with R.W.Martin. London 1884, on a small plaquette.

Provenance: Sotherby’s Belgravia 14th July 1978 lot 239

Mr Robert A Ellison, USA

Mr Jerome Shaw, USA

Exhibited at the Master Piece Collection, London 2013 Sinai & Sons