Clément Massier, ‘Monet's Mums’, ca. 1914, Jason Jacques Gallery
Clément Massier, ‘Monet's Mums’, ca. 1914, Jason Jacques Gallery
Clément Massier, ‘Monet's Mums’, ca. 1914, Jason Jacques Gallery
Clément Massier, ‘Monet's Mums’, ca. 1914, Jason Jacques Gallery
Clément Massier, ‘Monet's Mums’, ca. 1914, Jason Jacques Gallery
Clément Massier, ‘Monet's Mums’, ca. 1914, Jason Jacques Gallery
Clément Massier, ‘Monet's Mums’, ca. 1914, Jason Jacques Gallery
Clément Massier, ‘Monet's Mums’, ca. 1914, Jason Jacques Gallery
Clément Massier, ‘Monet's Mums’, ca. 1914, Jason Jacques Gallery
Clément Massier, ‘Monet's Mums’, ca. 1914, Jason Jacques Gallery
Clément Massier, ‘Monet's Mums’, ca. 1914, Jason Jacques Gallery

While the allover distribution of the flower pattern on this vase reflects the influence of eastern ceramic traditions on its design, the iridescent glaze is a novelty at the turn of the century. Chrysanthemums in changing hues of purple, blue and green twine on a fiery background, lit up by the glowing effect of little golden yellow dots on copper foundation. Marks: inscribed artist's name, Golfe-Juan, AM / stamped artist's name, 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