Lot 373
Three Martin Brothers Stoneware Grotesques
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
England, 1890s, consisting of seated musical imps mounted to their original circular ebonized wooden bases. A pipe player and the clacker player are both incised with "Martin Bros. London," while the drummer is signed and dated "Martin London 1893." The underside of the clacker player's base also retains a period label listing five "Martin-Ware" newspaper notices published between 1882 and 1890.

The clacker player is the tallest at 6 in. HOA.

From the Estate of J. Bernard and Herlyn Yalovitz Stein, Fayetteville, NC and owners of The Capitol Department Store

Examined under black light; the clacker player's right hand has been broken and repaired.

$2,000 - 4,000