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Vase One of a pair

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1947M175.1
Collection:Applied Art - Pottery
Date:1885 - 1885

Maker Information

Manufacturer:Martin Brothers - View history


Wallace Martin (1843-1924) received formal art training as a sculptor, but later worked at the Doulton Lambeth pottery, where he learned the essentials of making, decorating and firing stonewares. He was joined by his three younger brothers, two of whom had also been taught art and worked at Doultons, in the establishment of the first craftsman-led pottery. The brothers undertook all aspects of the making, decorating and firing of their work, anticipating the pattern of studio pottery working during the twentieth century.This vase, one of a pair, is cylindrical with a short neck tapering to a slightly domed foot. It is decorated with formal scrolling foliage in grey-brown against a dark brown background. The foot is painted with a mid-brown glaze.

Presented by Frederick Nettlefold in accordance with the wishes of his brother, the late Joseph Henry Nettlefold, 1882.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
Medium:Saltglazed stoneware.
Place of Origin:London, England


Height:12.1 cm