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"Mermaid Bowl," Large, Important Art Deco Sculptural Piece by Waylande Gregory

$8,500

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Created by one of America's most important sculptors working in the Art Deco period, this large and heavy sculptural bowl by Waylande Gregory depicts a mermaid holding a fish in either hand, surrounded by the brilliant blues and greens of the sea. Gregory considered this an important work, and he gave it in appreciation to Dr. Langrock, his personal physician. Prodigious and indefatigable, Gregory produced a wide range of sculptures and wares in ceramic beginning in his college days, through his years working with Lorado Taft and later when he created large multi-figure pieces for WPA projects, institutions and public parks. This piece, which is heavy and substantial, displays one of his innovations -- creating pools of crystalline, glassy glaze in the depths of a piece, giving the impression that you are looking into the inner regions of a pool or stream.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.25 in. (8.26 cm)Diameter: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    GlazedCeramic
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86518416953

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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