Robert Wallace Martin for Martin Brothers, a stoneware sculptural bird jar and cover, 1891, modelled as a characterful monk with bald head, bushy eyebrows and opposing sideways looking eyes, the broad beak slightly ajar, his talons crossed, saltglazed in browns and mottled blue, speckled breast and striped tail feathers, incised marks to the base Martin Bros, London + Southall, to the head RW Martin + Bros 1-1891, London + Southall, 31cm high

Sold for: £36,000

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