SIGNED GEMMA TACCOGNA MALE OPEN HEAD VASE PAPIER MACHE TALL 1960'S ONE OF A KIND.GEMMA TACCOGNA lived in Palos Verdes, California teaching art classes. born in Italy, Gemma was an artist from a very young age. in the late 40s and early 50s she found her first big success selling her creations to Nina Ricci, Queen Elizabeth, Schiaparelli, and many other notables.Hat designer Mr. John used Gemma's heads to display his hats in his New York boutique.In 1954 she moved to Mexico with her husband. there she started a papier mache studio and went on to create amazing work that was collected by Peggy Guggenheim and sold to stores such as Neiman Marcus.She moved back to the United States and continued to work and expanded into tiles and jewelry. Mary Tyler Moore and other Hollywood celebrities commissioned work from her.A visual icon of the sixties.RARE FIND! NO TWO ARE ALIKE!GOOD CONDITION WITH SOME CRAZING OF THE GLAZE. (PICTURED)MEASURES ALMOST 13 INCHES HIGH, 8 1/2 INCHES ACROSS THE HEAD, AND 9 3/4 INCHES AT THE BASE.PREOWNED, ESTATE FIND. THE SILK PLANT WAS USED FOR THE PICTURE AND IS NOT INCLUDED. Any questions, please ask. any errors, please point them out.I appreciate it!Bought at an estate sale.Please see picture(s).Sold AS IS.PLEASE READ RETURN POLICY. RETURNS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED IF ITEMS ARRIVES DAMAGED. ITEM MUST ARRIVE BACK TO SELLER WITHIN 14 DAYSWITH ALL SHIPPING MATERIALS AND ORIGINAL BOX. BUYER PAYS RETURN SHIPPING. REFUND IS FOR THE PURCHASE PRICE ONLY. U.S. shipping only.Books, videos, and dvds will be shipped media mail.Paypal only please.Please read:I will combine shipping on non-breakable items.Please wait for an invoicewhen purchasing multiple items.Item(s) will ship within one to two business days.I ship Monday through Friday and personally hand packages to my mail carrier.Paypal only please.Thanks for looking!Note please read:If ever there is a problem with somethingyou've bought from me,please contact me before leaving feedback and I will showyou the same courtesy! Problems can be fixed with communication.I strive to offer 5 star performance in all areas of my business and want to makesure you are happy with the products and service you have received.I value every customer and will work to ensure your ultimate satisfaction!I sell a variety of items...A lot are inherited and have been stored away.Most of my items are found at estate sales, thrift shops,some are even found items that are rescued.I love searching for treasures!Being a treasure hunter, most of the items I offer are used,and come from a variety of sources.As such, these treasures may have been exposed, at some time,to smoke, allergens, pets, detergents, and other smells.Please keep this in mind when placing your buy,as I rarely have access to the history of an item.Please ask questions before placing a buy!Thanks for looking!