Clément Massier, ‘Crashing Wave Charger’, Heritage Auctions
Clément Massier, ‘Crashing Wave Charger’, Heritage Auctions

Property from the Jason Jacques Collection

Signature: Painted to the underside: Clement MASSIER/ Golfe-Juan/ A.M

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Clément Massier

Born into a family of ceramists, Clément Massier took an interest in the business from an early age. In 1884, after years of work, study, and travel, he relocated his share of the family firm to Golfe-Juan and began producing Hispano-Moresque-influenced pottery, with silver and copper oxide glazes made iridescence in a smoky kiln. Following the arrival Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer in 1887, Massier introduced fiery luster glazes enriched with etching and painting, applying them to forms ranging from hand-built individuality to slip-cast uniformity. He was soon in command of a busy factory and a showroom that boasted an elite international clientele. [Source: Jason Jacques]

French, 1845-1917, Vallauris, France, based in Golfe-Juan, France