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Sgraffito ceramic 'Polo' plates by Waylande Gregory

$21,029.86per set

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A set of twelve ceramic Art Deco plates (only ten shown) depicting polo players in action, each plate has a unique white sgraffito decoration, against a smoke-grey glaze, with scalloped edges and all are incised on the reverse with the Waylande Gregory Studio signatures, and bear his monogram. Diameter of each plate: 11 inches (28 cm). Waylande Gregory was one of the most prolific American Art Deco ceramic sculptors of the early 20th century. After studying under the renowned American sculptor Lorado Taft, Gregory’s Modernist style attracted a great many commissions for large-scale sculptures as well as architectural decorations, and he quickly achieved great critical success. Between 1928 and 1931 Gregory moved to Cowan Potteries where he was able to develop his technical skills and focused more on tabletop limited edition pieces, subsequently becoming artist in residence at Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills Michigan, around which time these plates were created. After 1940, Gregory focused more on production porcelains, which sold in leading retail stores such as Tiff any’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Hammacher Schlemmer, amongst others. The collection of plates came from the estate of James H. Binger, a noted American philanthropist.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 0.4 in. (1 cm)Diameter: 11.03 in. (28 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 12
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1930s.
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent. No chips or cracks.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 31871stDibs: U1102288680384

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