Robert Wallace Martin for Martin Brothers, a stoneware sculptural bird jar, 1898, modelled as a grotesque characterful figure with webbed feet, salt glazed in with bands of blue to the wings, half winking, with a gunmetal effect beak, incised marks to the head Martin Bros, 9-1898, London & Southall, and to the body R W Martin & Brothers 9-1898, 37.5cm high Provenance: Phillips, London, 30th June 1988, lot 575; Princess Catherine Yourievsky of Russia, daughter of Tsar Alexander II

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