Imp Tobacco Jar MartinBrothers

Unique Musical Imp Tobacco Jar 1900

By Robert Wallace Martin, modeled as a smiling grotesque musical imp on elaborate carved wooden base. Unusually large ruggedly modeled in a mottled brown salt glaze, seated holding Pan Pipes in his right hand, his left clasped to his chest as he sings. Detachable head with a look of simple but profound happiness. 8 1/2′ ( 21.5 cm ) high .

incised: R.W. Martin & Brothers London & Southall, 10-1900

Provenance: Roy Aitken Collection: Sotheby’s Belgravia
A Large Collection of Martin Brothers Stoneware” April 19th 1978

Boobies, Boojums and Snarks ( Jordan-Volpe Gallery, NY 1981

Sotheby’s Harriman Judd Collection 2001