Early Martin Brothers Bird Vase. 1876 Fulham Studio. Robert Wallace 21.5 cm
The Martin brothers are widely regarded as the father’s of studio pottery. This rare and incredibly charming vase depicts birds each showing humanistic expressions as they dive and fly across the body of the vase. The piece is beautifully glazed and appears colourful but under closer inspection you’ll see only three colours of glaze are used. Typical of the Martin Brothers pieces. This is an early piece dated to 1876 and created by Robert Wallace Martin in their Fulham studio. Robert Wallace Martin was the oldest brother and founded the pottery in 1873/4. Dated 1876 this vase is a very early piece from the pottery and created during the same period Robert (Wallace) created his first Wally Birds. The attention taken to capture expressions in the birds faces upon the jar shows Roberts commitment to caricature in his work, even in these first years of manufacture. The top of the vase has been ground down. I don’t know how much has been lost but there are vases of this type and period with relatively long necks. Other then this loss the vase is otherwise undamaged. 21.5 cm Width.. If for some reason this is not going to be possible please let know. The item “Early Martin Brothers Bird Vase. 1876 Fulham Studio. Robert Wallace 21.5 cm” is in sale since Monday, December 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Pottery\Art Pottery\British”. The seller is “phius02″ and is located in DAMERHAM. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product Type: Vases
- Manufacturer/ Type: Martin Brothers
- Sub-Type: Birds
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Date Range: c.1840-c.1900