Grotesque Spoon Warmer 1883 Martin Brothers

Rare Stoneware Grotesque Spoon Warmer 1883

By Robert Wallace, the ovoid body modeled with a grotesque bearded face with gaping mouth, a long arm and hand extending from the top of its head and down to its side to form a handle, in shades of brown and olive green. 9 3/4″ high (24 cm) with original Richard Dennis exhibition sticker.

incised to base ‘Martin London Southall 5-6-1883

Originally illustrated in Malcolm Haslam The Martin Brothers Potters , Richard Dennis Publications page 85 fig.111