Metlox Pottery was located at 1200 Morningside Drive, Manhattan Beach, California.
It was founded in 1927 by T. C. 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 is one of two matching vases that are listed in my Iconic Edinburgh online shop.
These stunning vases were 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 are amongst the most sought-after Metlox pottery pieces and they are part of a larger set of Zodiac signs.
This one shows Leo the Lion and is in perfect condition.
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.
The postage quoted here is for UK Next Day Special Delivery with the UK Royal Mail.