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Abingdon Pottery Art Deco Nude Female Sculpture Rare

Abingdon Pottery Art Deco Nude Female Sculpture Rare

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940: Item # 1211451
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
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Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107

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About 7" t. No marks, other than the raised name of the designer, F.J. Moody, along the edge of the base.

This piece was designed by Francis Moody in 1929, while she was enrolled at Ohio State University. Her husband Leslie (Les) Moody was majoring in ceramics there. In 1931 they were both employed by Abingdon (Illinois), where this piece was made in what seems to be a limited number, only in the company's first year or two of artware production.

They used paper labels then, so pieces are often unmarked. This design was never introduced at hyalyn, which was Mr. Moody's 1947-1973 company in Hickory, North Carolina.

Excellent condition! The bottom may have been ground just a little to cover a base nick. Otherwise, there are no chips, hairlines or repairs. Her right knee has just a small amount of dark crazing lines, which are unobtrusive.

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