Chalkware figure by Joe Celona
Item # 13689
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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