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"Allegory of Abundance," Important MGM Movie Prop, Art Deco Sculpture

$7,500

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An MGM Studios prop and an important survivor of Hollywood's Golden Age, this piece may be the most ambitious Art Deco sculpture produced by any of America's leading porcelain manufacturers. The sculptor was Geza De Vegh, an important artist and ceramicist who created a line of porcelain pieces for 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. This large allegorical piece depicts a stylized female figure enveloped by a long scroll and flanked by a tree and a barrel.

Details

  • Creator
    Geza De Vegh (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 5.75 in. (14.61 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    MoldedPorcelain
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
    Top edge of piece repaired; lower-right edge of base shows glaze crack.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86514992823

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    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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