A Private Collection of Martin Brothers Stoneware

December 06, 2017

LOT 34
Martin Brothers Stoneware Watch Stand, Walter Edward Willy, 1876
  • Martin Brothers Stoneware Watch Stand, Walter Edward Willy, 1876
  • Martin Brothers Stoneware Watch Stand, Walter Edward Willy, 1876
  • Martin Brothers Stoneware Watch Stand, Walter Edward Willy, 1876
  • Martin Brothers Stoneware Watch Stand, Walter Edward Willy, 1876

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Martin Brothers Stoneware Watch Stand, Walter Edward Willy, 1876

of lectern form, carved, pierced and incised with foliate motifs, monogram AEC and inscribed ‘GOD IS LOVE’, coloured in shades of blue and brown
height 4.4" — 11.3 cm.
inscribed EWilly / London / July 1876, incised RW MARTIN / LONDON
minor base chip

Estimate $700-$1,000

Realised: $2,640
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Walter Edward Willy worked for the Martin Brothers at Pomona House, following his release from Wandsworth Gaol in 1873, until his eyesight began to fail and he was finally let go in 1899

Literature:

Haslam, Malcolm, The Martin Brothers Potters, p.38 and p.109-110