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Jar with cover

Jar with cover

  • Place of origin:

    Southall (made)

  • Date:

    1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martin Brothers (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed stoneware with a wood plinth

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    C.491&A-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 4, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Owl jar and cover, known as 'Wally birds', of glazed stoneware on a circular wooden plinth.

Place of Origin

Southall (made)

Date

1899 (made)

Artist/maker

Martin Brothers (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glazed stoneware with a wood plinth

Marks and inscriptions

'R.W. Martin & Bros. 3-1899 / London & Southall'
Incised and painted over in black, at the back of the base and again round the flange of the cover

Dimensions

Height: 26 cm, Diameter: 20 cm base

Object history note

These grotesque bird-jars were loosely inspired by gothic fantasy and Japanese art, and were very popular. This one takes the form of an owl.

Descriptive line

Owl jar and cover of glazed stoneware on a circular wooden plinth, Martin Brothers, Southall, 1899.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

See Object Information file in Ceramics and Glass Section offices.

Materials

Stoneware; Wood

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Owl

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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