‘Lizardman’ Martin Dutton, Oak Pin Dish

Stock ref: DS2276

Circa 1950s

An excellent and rare to market solid oak Pin Dish  by the ex Mouseman craftsman Martin'Lizardman' Dutton of Huby, North Yorkshire. Rich darker fumed colour with a subtly tooled upper surface and his distinctive fluidly carved lizard signature.

Martin Dutton (1921-2009) of Huby, Nr York was a talented craftsman who trained and worked at Thompson's through the war years. His solo work from the late 40s onwards bears  his distinctive Lizard carving. Martin, who was deaf from birth, later became the senior woodwork teacher at the  Yorkshire Residential School for the Deaf in Doncaster, the lizard carving later continued by his associate Yorkshire craftsman Derek Slater.

Size: 10.1(w) x 7.6(d) x 3.2(h)cm