This large and important Martin Brothers bird, pictured right and dated 1894, is the main highlight of a diverse sale of ceramics, glass, works on paper, furniture, textiles and metalware, relating to the Arts and Crafts movement inspired by William Morris, to be held at Woolley & Wallis' Salisbury Salerooms on May 26.

This large and highly characterful bird was skillfully modelled by Robert
Wallace Martin in 1894. It has recently been found hibernating in the New Forest answering to the family nickname of Beak, having been in the families possession for most of its 110 year history. It is expected to make £30,000-40,000.

Other highlights of the sale include private collections of Ruskin and Pilkington Lancastrian pottery, Guild of Handicrafts and Liberty silver, Liberty and Cotswold furniture and a fireplace and fender designed by Thomas Jeckyll.

Please direct enquiries to Michael Jeffery on (01722) 424505.