Lot 42 (20TH CENTURY DECORATIVE ART AND DESIGN, 2nd February 2016)
R W Martin & Brothers double bird glazed stoneware jar and cover,
dated 1914, modelled by Robert Wallace Martin as two birds, one with its wing on the other and looking into each other's eyes, in buff and brown with blue glaze on one chest,, inscribed '11.12.1914' and 'R W Martin & Bro. Southall',
16cm high, on a fixed ebonised wood plinth
Literature: For a similar double jar and cover, see 'Historical Design', Christie's King Street, 3 November 2015, Lot 94.
Sold for £19,000
The ebonised base is split at the front. This is fixed to the base of the birds, so nothing visible.
No restoration to the neck or heads of the birds.
The glaze goes matt to one head and neck, but it's not restoration.