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Vase - Martin Ware

Martin Ware

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Southall (made)

  • Date:

    1899 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martin Brothers (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salt-glazed stoneware with incised decoration

  • Credit Line:

    The 2nd Lieutenant Francis Bedford Marsh 1914-1918 War Memorial Gift

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case J1, shelf 2

Physical description

Vase of salt-glaze stoneware with incised decoration. Decorated with an orchid flower and leaf pattern glazed in ivory and green on a sparkling black ground. Brown glazed rim. Oviform with a short contracted neck and flaring mouth.

Place of Origin

Southall (made)


1899 (dated)


Martin Brothers (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Salt-glazed stoneware with incised decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'5-1899 / Martin Bros London & Southall'
Maker's mark incised on base

'Martin Bros Potters 126, Brownlow St., High Holborn, London' '
paper label

'Martin Ware Notices The Times (Leader Dec.22,1885, Pall Mall Gazette Feb 4, 1890, Magazine of Art (illus) Sep.1882, Art Journal -July 1883, British Architect -Nov 1884, 'Chaffers' (New Edition) etc etc etc'
paper label


Height: 26.4 cm, Width: 20.5 cm

Descriptive line

Black 'Martin Ware' vase incised with ivory flowers, salt-glazed stoneware, made by the Martin Brothers, Southall, dated 1899.

Labels and date

Vase 'Martin Ware'
made by the Martin Bros., Southall, Middlesex, England, 1899
Mark: 'Martin Bros London & Southall 5-1899', incised
Salt-glazed stoneware with incised decoration

C.465-1919 The 2nd Lieutenant Francis Bedford Marsh (1914-1918) War Memorial Gift [23/05/2008]

Production Note

Made in May 1899.


Stoneware; Salt glaze


Wheel-thrown; Incised; Painted

Subjects depicted

Orchid; Leaves; Flowers


Ceramics; Art Pottery; Stoneware


Ceramics Collection

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