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Waylande Gregory (1905-1971) for Cowan Pottery
earthenware figure of a Burlesque Dancer in two colors

Sale No: 2001, Lot No: 951

Waylande Gregory (1905-1971) for Cowan Pottery
earthenware figure of a Burlesque Dancer in two colors
Rocky River, Ohio, circa 1929
high glazed ceramic
impressed factory marks and raised artist’s full name
6 1/4″w x 4 1/4″d x 18″h

Exhibitions:
Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia, 13 February through 29 September 2013; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 16 November 2013 through 23 March 2014; Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio, 01 May through 27 July 2014

Literature:
Folk, Thomas, Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse, University of Richmond Museums, 2013, p. 38 (illustrated)

Catalog Note:
Dr. Folk noted in his book regarding this figure, “A clue to the probable identity of the model for Burlesque Dancer is revealed in an earlier title for this sculpture, Shimmy Dance. It was Gilda Grey (whose real name was Marianna Michalska) who was credited with creating the shimmy dance.”

Sold for: $6,500