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"Greek Head," Art Deco Porcelain Vase in White and Gold by De Vegh, 1930s

US$1,950

About

Striking and unique, this porcelain vase, glazed in a lovely white glaze highlighted in gold, depicts a male head wearing a harvest crown with spikes of wheat. Although dating from the 1930s and quintessentially Art Deco, this piece was inspired by Greek and Etruscan sculpture. It was sculpted by Geza de Vegh, a Hungarian-American artist, and made by the Phoenix pottery which he established in New Jersey. The artist also sculpted a line of porcelain pieces for Lenox, the famed china and porcelain works, as well as the Lamberton Scammell Company in Trenton, New Jersey. Importantly, De Vegh's work was very popular among set designers and art directors in Hollywood. His works are evident in the background of important Bette Davis films such as "The Letter," art directed by Carl Weyl; and "Now Voyager," art directed by Robert Haas.

Details

  • Creator
    Geza De Vegh (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Porcelain,Glazed
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865123210812

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    US$20Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0,arrives in 5-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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