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A stoneware dog jar and lid from the Martin Brothers pottery – estimated at £30,000-50,000 at Woolley & Wallis.

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The 9in (23cm) high glazed ochre and brown piece is modelled as a dog crouched on all fours with human features and a wide, smiling toothy grin. It was made by Robert Wallace Martin and is dated 1884.

Consigned from a private European collection, it carries an estimate of £30,000-50,000.

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