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Sculpture - Martin Ware
  • Martin Ware
    Martin, Robert Wallace, born 1843 - died 1923
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Martin Ware

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Southall (made)

  • Date:

    08/1881 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martin, Robert Wallace, born 1843 - died 1923 (designer)
    Martin Brothers (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salt-glazed stoneware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by C. B. Farmer, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 3, shelf 2

Physical description

Sculpture. Stoneware. Modelled in the form of a Bench Boy ( a man preparing clay at a bench). Salt-glaze.

Place of Origin

Southall (made)


08/1881 (made)


Martin, Robert Wallace, born 1843 - died 1923 (designer)
Martin Brothers (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Salt-glazed stoneware

Marks and inscriptions

'RW Martin Southall / 8. 81'
Maker's mark incised on side of base

'Bench Boy'
incised on reverse of base

'Exposition ART et TRAVAIL Geneve 1957 Arr No. 78 Cat No. '
label on base


Height: 16 cm, Width: 9.5 cm

Object history note

The 'Exposition Art et Travail' was held in Geneva, 1957.

Descriptive line

'Martin Ware' sculpture of a Bench Boy, salt-glazed stoneware, designed by R. Wallace Martin and made by Martin Bros., Southall, 1881

Labels and date

Sculpture 'Martin Ware'
Designed and made by R. Wallace Martin, made by the Martin Bros., Southall, Middlesex, England, 1881
Mark: 'R W Martin Southall 8-81 Bench Boy', incised
Salt-glazed stoneware

C.818-1917 Given by Mr C. B. Farmer [23/05/2008]






Ceramics; Art Pottery


Ceramics Collection

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