Beautiful and Waylande Gregory sculpture, 9" high. In a Deco style. An elegant robed woman standing on a golden sphere. Hand painted face and hat. Her robe is decorated with hand painted golden dots. Excellent condition. Some very fine crazing in the glaze. It seems to be a kind of white ceramic or glazed porcelain. Signed on bottom.
Waylande Desantis Gregory (1905 Baxter Springs, Kansas – 1971, New Jersey) was one of the most innovative and prolific American art-deco ceramics sculptors of the early 20th century. His groundbreaking techniques enabled him to create monumental ceramic sculpture, such as the Fountain of the Atoms and Light Dispelling Darkness, which had hitherto not been possible. He also developed revolutionary glazing and processing methods, and was a seminal figure in the studio glass movement.