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Martin Brothers Stoneware "Wally-bird" Tobacco Jar and Cover

Auction:
2481
Lot:
152
Sold for:
$59,250$50,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2481
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 24, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Martin Brothers Stoneware "Wally-bird" Tobacco Jar and Cover, both cover and base dated March, 1888, enamel decorated, the inquisitive bird with head tilted to the left and with wings put back, all in tones of brown, blue, and green, on an ebonized circular base, overall ht. 14 1/8 in.
Estimate $12,000-18,000

Slight and shallow 1/4" chip to back of head and a slight 1/8" chip along collar line of cover. Slight glaze roughness along top rim of base. blacklighting reveals no flaws.

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