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



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.


  • Creator
    Waylande Gregory (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)Width: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865114878982

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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