Queen chess piece

Description
One of three Saltglazed stoneware chess pieces made by the Martin Brothers at Southall, London in 1901-2. This is all that remains of a full set of figures: a King, Queen and Bishop. Chess pieces were usually made by Wallace Martin at a financial loss to the pottery as the intricate modelling took so much time.

Purchased with assistance from the V&A Purchase Grant and the National Art Collections Fund (Art Fund)
Accession Loan No.
141/1970/33B
Collection Class
Studio ceramics
Common Name
Queen chess piece
Simple Name
chess piece / figure
Full Name
chess piece: figure of a Queen
Dimensions
whole height 130 mm
Production Person Surname
Martin Brothers; Martin
Production Person Initials
; Robert Wallace
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914)
Production Date
4/1902
Production Year Low
1902
Production Year High
1902
Production Town
Southall; Southall
Production County
London; London
Production Country
United Kingdom: England; England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
stoneware (saltglazed); wood

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