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Asymmetrical Jug

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1947M187
Collection:Applied Art - Pottery
Date:1896-10 - 1896-10

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 jug has a flattened asymmetric body with mouth with integral spout set at front, and a strap handle to rim and shoulder. It is decorated in white and browns. On one side is a grotesque mask with pair of horns curving over its temples, on the other, a mask with twisted horns rising upwards from its head.

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:Salt-glazed stoneware, with coloured glazes.
Place of Origin:London, England