Greek Pottery Ceramic Art Statue Figurine Woman Pitcher Folk Costume, Valsamakis

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Seller: luckysurfer11 (475) 100%, Location: Athens, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 133022557396 Welcome to our auction Greek Ceramic Art " Woman with pitcher " by Panos Valsamakis ( 1900 - 1986 ) Extremely rare DESCRIPTION: Here you are viewing a absolutely gorgeous, handmade and hand painting old and authentic ceramic statue of art, enamel, with excellent glazed, refractory that was created in the year 1933 by the famous Greek artist Panos Valsamakis, one of the most important ceramist, of the 20th century. This statue is one of the very few sculpture works of Valsamakis, that have been saved, of his first eriod (1930-1942), during which he was artistic director of the "Kerameikos" factory and it is extremely collectible, unique. Ceramic tile of Valsamaki you can find, but a statue is difficult until to impossible to find. (Note that, "Kerameikos" rom year 1942 up to 1946, they him occupied by the Germans, during the WW2 and had stopped his production). It is signed in Greek with the monogram of the artist "ΠΒ" and dated 1933 in the inside the base. Also inside the base there is an elliptical stamp of the factory "Kerameikos" SA. It depicts a young woman from a village with her traditional costume, holding a pitcher of water. Except for an slight deficiency, with a small scratch on the back of the head, nothing the serious, (see photo 9), it is in very good condition. We do our best to describe everything thoroughly and accurately. We take detailed photos so you can see the full condition of the item. Please, before bidding, see the photos as they are integral part of the description. The colors may vary slightly for various reasons. Please, excuse any reflections or shadows of the light, due το the glazing, which that do not concern the condition of item. (remember that sometimes a picture can make items look worse than they actually are). Panos Valsamakis (1900-1986): Studied painting in the period 1923-1930 in the Ecole des Arts in Marseilles and ceramics at the School of Saint-Jean du Desert. During the years 1930-1942 directs the artistic workshop "S.A Kerameikos", while from 1942 to 1957 he is the artistic director of the workshop "Pottery, AKEL" who had founded the National Bank. After 1957 working at his private laboratory Marousi, Athens. He presented his work at numerous exhibitions in Greece and abroad ( Silver Medal in Esposition Internationale, Paris 1937 ). In 1982 he became a retrospective exhibition of his work at the National Gallery. Has illustrated books, he has published books, articles and essays in newspapers and magazines in Greece and abroad. His works are in the National Gallery, in the Gallery Katsigras, Vorres Museum, Contemporary Art, Teloglion Foundation, etc and adorning facades and interior both public and private buildings. Is listed in "Directory of Greek Artists" 16th - 20th century, Melissa edition, 1999, volume 1, pages 133-134. SHIPPING: We will ship your item during two days after payment received, through Hellenic Post and always only registered shipment with tracking number, so you can watch your parcel. Your item will be well packaged to ensure a safe transit and delivery. I am always happy to combine shipping and will charge you only actual shipping costs. Please note that, we are not responsible for any Customs charges incurred as a result of this purchase. Free shipping. PAYMENT: Your payment will be accepted through PayPal, (or bank deposit or transfer and then communication), and you have to make it within three days after the invoice received. If, for any reason, you are unable to pay by then, please contact me. FEEDBACK: We will wait your 5 stars positive feedback, after receiving your item and we need this as an ebay's seller. If your experience was less than a positive 5 stars, please let me know what I can do to fix it ! Customer satisfaction is my goal. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We will answer your questions as quickly as possible. *** MONEY BACK GUARANTEE *** You may have a look and at the other items of my listing. You never know what I might have in my listing for you. Happy bidding and good luck ! Thanks Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Style: Traditional, Material: Clay, Original/Reproduction: Original, Object Type: Figurine, Color: Multi-Color

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