Martin & Brothers Wally Bird achieves 40% increase on estimate

A rare Martin & Brothers Wally Bird tobacco jar was among the highlights at Morphy Auctions' August 30-31 sale in Denver.

The lot sold for $21,000, an increase of 40% on a $15,000 estimate.

Martin Bros Wally Bird tobacco jar
The Wally Bird is shown on the right, next to an Eskimo jar

Martin & Brothers jars are highly sought after by collectors in spite of their grotesque appearance. Earlier this year a pair sold at Morphy for $35,000.  

The brothers opened their workshop in London during the latter part of the 19th century and operated until the start of the first world war.

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