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Possibly meant to be a garden ornament or fountain.--Courtesy of Rago Auctions

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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]

Selected exhibitions
2019
30 for 30Jason Jacques Gallery
30 For 30Jason Jacques Gallery
2018
Behind the Curtain: Treasures from the VaultJason Jacques Gallery
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Massive turtle, Golfe-Juan, France, late 19th C.

Glazed earthenware
12 1/2 × 27 × 21 in
31.8 × 68.6 × 53.3 cm
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Rago/Wright

Possibly meant to be a garden ornament or fountain.--Courtesy of Rago Auctions

Medium
Signature
Impressed manufacturer mark

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]

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