Lot 220 (Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery including a large Collection of Martin Brothers Pottery, 21st September 2019)

An early 20th century Martin Brothers stoneware chess piece modelled as a knight the upper section a face beneath a helmet, inscribed marks and dated 1-3-1904, 10.2 cm high, together with another similar, in glazed earthenware, (date indistinct), 11 cm high. (2) Literature: Malcolm Haslam: The Martin Brothers Potters, published 1978 by Richard Dennis; page 133. Provenance: Part of a single owner collection originally acquired directly from the Martin Brothers Pottery, by Samuel L. M. Avery Esq., a master builder and resident of Southall. Avery was a friend and acquaintance of the Martin family, often visiting the pottery where he bought pieces directly from them for his own collection. The collection was inherited by his descendants and has remained in the family ever since, only being recently discovered following the passing of his daughter.

Sold for £5,500


 

An early 20th century Martin Brothers stoneware chess piece modelled as a knight the upper section a face beneath a helmet, inscribed marks and dated 1-3-1904, 10.2 cm high, together with another similar, in glazed earthenware, (date indistinct), 11 cm high. (2) Literature: Malcolm Haslam: The Martin Brothers Potters, published 1978 by Richard Dennis; page 133. Provenance: Part of a single owner collection originally acquired directly from the Martin Brothers Pottery, by Samuel L. M. Avery Esq., a master builder and resident of Southall. Avery was a friend and acquaintance of the Martin family, often visiting the pottery where he bought pieces directly from them for his own collection. The collection was inherited by his descendants and has remained in the family ever since, only being recently discovered following the passing of his daughter.

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