Monster Grotesque Martin Brothers
Unique Grotesque Fantastic Monster 1898
Sculptured by Robert Wallace Martin, February 1898 Salt-glazed stoneware, the creature with a grinning expression and gnarled feet with a protruding reptilian scaly back with shell contours, in a semi-matte glaze, with exhibition label. 6 in high ( 15.2 cm ) x 6 in ( 15.2 cm ) x 7 1/2 in ( 19.1 cm ) .
incised: Martin Bros London & Southall 2-1898
Provenance: Mr Van Jordan, Jordan-Volpe Gallery, Boobies, Boojums and Snarks page 17 no. 104 1982 exhibition NY
Exhibited at the Master Piece Collection, London 2013 Sinai & Sons
A photo of this creature can be found in the archives at the Local History Collection of the London Borough of Ealing