Pottery Figurine Sculpture of a Topless Indigenous Dancer with Turban

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Pottery Figurine Sculpture of a Topless Indigenous Dancer with Turban

Post by Hierocles on September 26th 2017, 10:29 pm

I don't know if this is the correct forum for this piece or if it should be listed under Studio Pottery but here is another treasure pulled out of a box sitting in storage for almost 18 years. This is a wonderful pottery figure of a dancing woman. It seems to made from a low fire whitish colored clay. The head, arms, torso and base are slightly rough like bisque clay and it looks as thoughit has been stained. The turban and skirt have a glossy green glaze. She stands 7" tall and the widest point is 3 3/4" and 2 1/2" at the deepest point. There are no marks on the piece.
I'm guessing maybe 1930's or 1940's. Any thoughts? If by chance anyone knows the maker of this wonderful piece I would be thrilled.







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Re: Pottery Figurine Sculpture of a Topless Indigenous Dancer with Turban

Post by Mordeep on September 27th 2017, 7:16 am

Looks 60's to me. It has that look given to Italian Drioli minatures. It could be a local copy of one of those? But probably not. It's a Caribbean woman dancing so also fits into that Tiki home bar culture of the 60's. Can't imagine there is any big company behind its production.
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