Wally Bird Tobacco Jar 1892 Martin Brothers

Unique Grotesque Bird Jar and Cover 1892

Salt glazed stoneware, the bird has a smiling yet wicked expression, with short open wings, puffed chest and a balding head. Very well incised and brightly coloured in a high-glaze on wooden base, 11 in ( 28 cm ) high.

incised: Martin.Bros London & Southall, 7-1892,

Exhibited Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1983 on a temporary loan.

Harriman Judd Collection