"Polo Player in Blue and White," Unique 1930s Lamp Base/Sculpture by Gregory For Sale
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"Polo Player in Blue and White," Unique 1930s Lamp Base/Sculpture by Gregory

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Glazed in brilliant cerulean blue and white, this remarkable lamp base, never fitted with hardware for a lamp was sculpted in the 1930s by Waylande Gregory, the great WPA artist. 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. Gregory produced a range of ceramic pieces featuring polo players in the 1930s, including three-dimensional sculptures, dishes and lamp bases, such as this, but this is the only example in this color palette we have seen. The artist also produced a famous fountain group for the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York. This piece is signed on the bottom.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 9.25 in. x W 5 in. x D 4 in.H 23.5 cm x W 12.7 cm x D 10.16 cm
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    LU865114878982
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