Posted 4 years ago
I bought this about 25 years ago at an estate sale. It is an absolutely incredible vintage Art Deco terra cotta figural sculpture of a young woman seated in restful meditation with a garland of flowers draped over her lap. It measures is 16" high and rests on a 10 1/2" X 6 1/2" X 2 1/4" rectangular base. It has an incised signature of E. NIKOLSKY.
The only thing I have been able to find for E. Nikolsky are multiple Modernist Dog Sculpture Bookends and a couple of ceramic crackle glazed figural pieces that were made by the Havra Company, or C. H., France but signed by E. Nikolsky. The signature looks very similar on all the pieces that I have been able to find. No information on the artist and nothing really on ceramics or Terra-cotta pieces. Again, all help in identifying this is most greatly appreciated.