Rare Waylande Gregory Vintage Ceramic Fantail Bird
A rare and beautiful example of the porcelain sculptures of Waylande Gregory, this depiction of a fantail bird in deep turquoise and white dates to the 1940s or 1950s.Waylande Desantis Gregory (1905-1971) was one of the most innovative and prolific American art-deco ceramics sculptors of the early 20th century.
In 1932, Waylande Gregory became artist in residence at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Here, he was able to further develop his craft as, for the first time, he had access to the precise control of an electric kiln. His sculpture evolved into more Italianate forms, with more volume and weight than before.
10” wide x 7" high