A glazed pottery tobacco jar and cover by the Martin Brothers is a highlight of the James Adam sale of fine period interiors in Dublin at 12pm tomorrow.
Martin Brothers pieces have a long history of collectibility. There was a new record established at Phillips in New York last December when a bird jar modelled in May 1889 as Benjamin Disraeli sold for $190,000 (€170,000).
The rare jar at Adams is in the form of a standing bird with a detachable head inscribed ‘Martin Brothers, London T Southall 10.1895’. It is estimated at €15,000-€25,000.
An early 20th century Irish silver dish ring is estimated at €800-€1,200.
by Johann Josef Geyer (1807-1875) is estimated at €5,000-€7,000 and an 18th century Queen Anne walnut veneered bureau cabinet has an estimate of €5,000-€8,000.
A 19th century French blue enamel and ormolu- mounted mantle clock is estimated at €4,000-€6,000 and a set of four silver table candlesticks, London 1897, is estimated at €3,000-€4,000.
The sale offers 456 lots of period furniture, paintings, silver and decorative arts with lots from €50 upwards.
It is on view at Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green, from 11am to 5pm today.