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Rare NICODEMUS Pekinese Dog Circa 1970


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  • Product description
    A rare piece by Nicodemus circa 1970, this Pekinese dog has a delightful small size. The toy breed sits perched on a pillow base with tassel corners. A speckled taupe glaze is masterfully executed so the rust color of the clay creates the dog’s coat, finished with a smooth gloss.  Marked Nicodemus on underside.
    About the Artist:
    Chester Nicodemus (1901-1990) was a Columbus, Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher known for his small clay birds, as well as other wildlife, teapots and pitchers. His pieces are recognizable as being produced with variously colored translucent glazes, which enhanced the redness of the high iron content of Ohio clay to create a russet brown undertone.
    Nicodemus earned a degree from Cleveland Art School and then went on to teach at Dayton Art School and Wittenberg College. In 1932, he became dean  at the Columbus College of Art and Design and later taught at Ohio State University and served as president of the Columbus Art League. All of Nicodemus' molds and glazes were destroyed upon his death at his request.
    This sculpture is one of hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection

    KK 78212 

  • Product condition

    Very good condition.

  • Product Size

    3.25"W x 4.25"D x 3.25"H