Gregory, Waylande

  • “Pair of Art Deco Polo Players” Circa 1930s, Ceramic, 9.5 x 8.5 x 6 inches (24.13 x 21.59 x 15.24 cm), Signed on bottom
  • “Pair of Art Deco Polo Players” Circa 1930s, Ceramic, 9.5 x 8.5 x 6 inches (24.13 x 21.59 x 15.24 cm), Signed on bottom
  • “Coral/Caramel Glazed Polo Player” Ceramic, 9.5 x 8.5 x 6 inches (24.13 x 21.59 x 15.24 cm), Signed on bottom
  • “Coral/Caramel Glazed Polo Player” Ceramic, 9.5 x 8.5 x 6 inches (24.13 x 21.59 x 15.24 cm), Signed on bottom
  • “Coral/Caramel Glazed Polo Player” Ceramic, 9.5 x 8.5 x 6 inches (24.13 x 21.59 x 15.24 cm), Signed on bottom

American, (1905-1971)

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. He also produced a famous fountain group for the 1939-1940 World’s Fair in New York.

Pair of Art Deco Polo Players

Very rare and striking, this pair of polo players glazed in a rich, deep bronze-like glaze highlighted with old gold, represent one of the high points of Art Deco sculpture in America. Finished and glazed by hand, each sculpture depicts a polo player and horse in highly stylized form, the figure carrying a polo mallet made of wire and wood. The finish is quite extraordinary, a deep, rich bronze color highlighted by gold and other tones. Each sculpture is signed on the bottom.

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