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Tobacco jar - Martin Ware

Martin Ware

  • Object:

    Tobacco jar

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1906 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martin Brothers (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salt-glazed stoneware

  • 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 34, shelf 7

Physical description

Tobacco jar of whitish stoneware, covered with clouded yellow and brown glazes. Depressed globular form, with wide mouth. Decorated with vertical tapering ribs.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1906 (dated)


Martin Brothers (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Salt-glazed stoneware

Marks and inscriptions

'12-1906 / Martin Bros. / London & Southall'
Maker's mark, incised


Height: 5.4 cm, Diameter: 11.4 cm

Descriptive line

'Martin Ware' tobacco jar, salt-glazed stoneware; made by R.W. Martin & Brothers, England (London), dated 1906.

Labels and date

Tobacco jar 'Martin Ware'
made by R.W. Martin & Brothers, London, England,

C.489-1919 The 2nd Lieutenant Francis Bedford Marsh (1914-1918) War Memorial Gift [23/05/2008]


Stoneware; Salt glaze




Ceramics; Art Pottery; Stoneware


Ceramics Collection

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