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Robert Wallace Martin
1843 - 1923
RARE SUNDIAL
the dial with impressed anthropomorphised sun and Roman numerals
the base inscribed R.W. MARTIN & Bros LONDON & SOUTHHALL 4-1888, the dial impressed 1634
glazed stoneware, verdigris metal
83.8 by 36.6cm square.; 33 by 14 3/8 in.
Executed in 1888.
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Provenance

Sir Richard William Drake FSA
Woolley and Wallis, British Art Pottery, 22 June 2016, lot 7

Catalogue Note

Sir Richard William Drake FSA, chairman of the Burlington Fine Arts Club in 1886, commissioned a sundial from Robert Wallace Martin for the garden of his house in Weybridge, Surrey. This is the only reference to a sundial in the surviving Martin papers.

The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

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London