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‘Andromeda’ 1930s Art Deco Uranium Glass Lady Statuette by Bagley, England
Although being the most prolific producers of pressed glass in England during the mid c20th, Bagley only introduced just one pattern of a female figurine, and here she is, Andromeda.
Two sizes were produced, both with two different styles of base. One with a round pegged base which fitted into a glass flower frog and this free-standing example with an integrally moulded rock-formed base.
These examples, being free-standing, could be combined at time of purchase with various bloom troughs produced by Bagley if required however most of these figures were purchased as stand-alone display items to be used as desired as sole display items or to be combined with various bowls, plates or dishes etc. to suit individual requirements and needs.
The lady Andromeda, is quite a risqué figure for the English market place of her era, as she has been moulded nude, both hands raised and with her legs chained to the rock beneath her, however this lady has been faithfully represented, to the ancient Greco-Roman Perseus myth, as the daughter of Cassiopeia, who was chained to a rock to be eaten by the sea monster Cetus.
She displays much movement and sinuous gracefulness, using uranium enriched green glass, and it is a triumphant study piece by Bagley.
I have been fortunate enough to have owned several examples of this piece, and I can say with true confidence, that those which have been afforded with matt-satin frosting are by far the most visually appealing. The satin finish of this glass, gives emphasis to the moulded tones & features of the figure to perfection, by dampening the light penetration throughout the glass, which in turn accentuates the effects of graceful movement. She looks particularly stunning, when lit from beneath for example (as do all Art Deco pressed glass figurative studies) or bathed with natural sunlight upon a window sill shelf.
The `Stand Alone' Andromeda Lady On The Rocks, lends itself most favourably to be united with any suitable bowl to form a splendid center piece display if desired, and at low cost for such items. I have therefore added two photographs to illustrate this, by using a green glass bowl of the same date & period of manufacture which was produced by George Davidson, England. *The bowl is also currently available and is currently listed separately here in my shop.* The colour match of both is perfect & ideal for the above purpose. *Subject to the bowl being available, a price reduction will be made should you require both items to form a centre piece display*
This listing is for the stand-alone Andromeda Lady statuette by Bagley, and she is a sublime work of Art Deco press moulded glass artistry for your collection. She is also completely free of any chips, cracks or damage.
Height: 7 inches Base diameter: 2.75 x 2.25 inches Postage weight: 1k 300gms
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