Les Fleurs Dorées
Les Fleurs Dorées
Les Fleurs Dorées
Les Fleurs Dorées
Les Fleurs Dorées
Les Fleurs Dorées
Les Fleurs Dorées

A fine example of a simple form made complex via decoration, this ovoid vase is covered with dozens of impressionistic golden flowers and stems shimmering against a vivid iridescent purple-blue ground. Marks: Painted in glaze, artists signature, Golfe-Juan (AM)

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

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