VINTAGE American Art Deco 1930s METLOX Poppytrail Romanelli Zodiac Vase: VIRGO. Metlox Pottery, which was located in Manhattan Beach, California, was founded in 1927 by T. Prouty and his son Willis Prouty, originally as a producer of outdoor ceramic signs. In 1931, the company was renamed Metlox Pottery ("Metlox" is a combination of "metal" and "oxide, " a reference to the glaze pigments), and the company began producing dinnerware and decorative Art Deco Ceramics. This stunning vase was manufactured by Metlox for their Poppy Trail collection under the direction of Carl Romanelli, an American sculptor best known for his outdoor sculptures of famous people.
Romanelli was born and raised in Los Angeles, California - and was a seventh-generation sculptor. He designed a whole series of lamps, plates, and pottery for Maddux of California, as well as for Metlox Pottery.
This vase dates from around 1939 and is amongst some of the most sought after Metlox pottery pieces being one part of a larger set of Zodiac signs. This one shows Virgo the Virgin and is in very good vintage condition. See last 3 pics for tiny chip (2) on the right hand side and 3 wear spots on the bottom. It is 7 3/4 inches in height; and measures 7 inches wide (handle to handle) and with a depth of 3 1/2 inches.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Vases". The seller is "bb_creations*newandold" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped worldwide.