Disraeli Bird

Benjamin Disraeli caricatured as a fantastical bird jar and cover
May 1889
Salt-glazed stoneware, ebonized wood.
14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm) high
Collar incised with R.W. Martin + Brothers London + Southall/.V./1889 and interior of collar
with RWM, base incised with R.W. Martin + Brothers/V/1889/London + Southall.

Phillips, London, “Art Nouveau, Decorative Arts and Studio Ceramics,” October 20, 1988, lot
Dr. Jim Wilkes, 1988-1996
Phillips, London, “Applied Arts (1860 to the present Day) Part I,” July 9, 1996, lot 281
Private collection, UK