Joe Celona handpainted chalkware figure of a Chinese child

Chalkware figure by Joe Celona

Item # 13689

Circa 1920

7″ high

The is a charming chalkware figural of a Chinese maiden by Joe Celona who worked in the same style as Esther Hunt but was from Los Angeles.

Joe Celona was born in Italy in 1860. By 1918 Celona had a studio in Los Angeles where he produced chalkware busts, bookends, and placques. He died there on Jan. 13, 1933.


Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

City Directory; Los Angeles Times, 1-15-1933 (obituary)

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Item ID: P-13689

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$195 USD

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