One of 22 Martin Brothers wally birds on offer at Rago. This example is estimated at $45,000-65,000.

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The Andrew Furer and Elle Douglas collection, which has been curated and comes to the rostrum via AD Antiques of Chipping Campden, will be offered on September 21.

There are 22 of the famous ‘wally bird’ vessels in the collection including a rare triple bird form of 1914.

This tall 14in (35cm) high single bird inscribed and dated Martin Bros. London Southall 9-1898 to the head and base was acquired at auction at Woolley & Wallis in June 2014. This time around the estimate in the Rago sale is $45,000-65,000.