Martin brothers vase

The Martin brothers were pioneers in the world of art pottery. They worked in London from the early 1870s to 1923, when the pottery closed. Every piece is unique. They are most famous for their strange and grotesque modelled figures and pots. This pot, with its bearded, grimacing faces, resembles artwork made during the medieval period.

This vessel, which is not currently on display, is from the Decorative Art collection at the Walker Art Gallery.

Salt-glazed stoneware, made by the Martin Brothers, Southall, London about 1883.

Accession number WAG 3659

vase decorated with leaves and sinister men's smiling faces