Stoneware Face Jug 1885 Martin Brothers

Unique Stoneware Face Jug 1885

By Robert Wallace Martin, twin faced flat form modeled in relief with a smiling face, the reverse a screaming, gaping mouth in shades of blue and brown on a buff ground. 8 in ( 20.3 cm ) high

incised: R .W. Martin & Bros London & Southall 4-1885

Malcolm Haslam The Martin Brothers Potters Richard Dennis Publications, page 131 figure 202 for the original pencil drawing for this face jug illustration.

Provenance: Sotherby’s Belgravia 1980, Boobies, Boojums and Snarks ( Jordan-Volpe Gallery, NY 1981

The Harriman Judd Collection