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Martin Ware

  • Object:

    Umbrella handle

  • Place of origin:

    Southall (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martin Brothers (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, glazed and incised

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss N. V. Wade

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 34, shelf 6

Physical description

Stoneware umbrella handle, the brown pattern incised on a beige ground with bands of blue at each end. The end is incised with the monogram initials 'CEM'.

Place of Origin

Southall (made)


late 19th century (made)


Martin Brothers (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, glazed and incised

Marks and inscriptions

'Martin Bros'
Maker's mark incised on side


Height: 6.1 cm, Width: 3.8 cm

Object history note

Made for Edith Mary cooper, mother of Frederick E. Wade.

Descriptive line

'Martin Ware' umbrella handle, stoneware, made by R.W. Martin & Brothers, Southall, late 19th century

Labels and date

Umbrella handle 'Martin Ware'
made by R.W. Martin & Brothers, Southall, Middlesex, England,

C.23-1974 Given by Miss N.V. Wade [23/05/2008]




Wheel-thrown; Incised; Painted; Glazed


Ceramics; Art Pottery; Stoneware; Europeana Fashion Project


Ceramics Collection

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