Four Martin brothers named Robert Wallace, Charles, Edwin, and Walter began producing stoneware pottery in London. The production was active between the 1870s and 1923. Frequently depicting unusual face sculptures, bowls, and vessels resembling sea creatures, their designs were known to have a Gothic style. The Ellison Collection Auction, presented by Rago, offers an example of the Martin Brothers’ pottery. The piece is a Wally-bird tobacco jar. It resembles a brown owl-like bird that has human features such as big eyes.
One of the top lots in the upcoming Rago sale is a lamp by Fulper Pottery. In 1909, Fulper Pottery launched a line titled Vasekraft. Most of its production can be characterized by distinctive shapes and multi-colored glazes. The offered lot is decorated with glass-filled openings that form geometric motifs. Colored in pink, green, and blue hues, the lamp is sheathed in a flambé glaze. Find a range of more eccentric items and register to bid online by visiting Rago.
Lot Categories:20th Century, Decorative Arts (243)
# of Lots:243
Price Range:$600 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Martin Brothers Pottery|| Estimate: |
|George E. Ohr|| Estimate: |
|Robert Wallace Martin|| Estimate: |
|Peter Voulkos|| Estimate: |
|Fulper Pottery|| Estimate: |
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