Clément Massier, ‘Hispano-Moresque Platter’, 1887, Heritage Auctions
Clément Massier, ‘Hispano-Moresque Platter’, 1887, Heritage Auctions

Property from the Jason Jacques Collection

Condition Report: Observed under UV light, appears to have small amounts of restoration to the rim, as well as a few glaze pox marks to the reserve, presents well.

Signature: Painted to the underside: C.M./ 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