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Tribute to Valencia Vase, 1889

Earthenware
5 7/8 × 4 3/4 in
14.9 × 12.1 cm
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Jason Jacques Gallery
New York
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Massier visited Valencia and Manises in the early 1880s to study Hispano-Moresque ceramics. …

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Massier visited Valencia and Manises in the early 1880s to study Hispano-Moresque ceramics. Examples seen at that time may have inspired the decoration of this vase. The allover pattern, consisting of stylized sunflowers, petals, and vines, is executed in a golden luster glaze on a paler gold background. The body …

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Marks: painted artist's initials, Golfe Juan, 1889
Clément Massier
French, 1845–1917
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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]

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Massier visited Valencia and Manises in the early 1880s to study Hispano-Moresque ceramics. …

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Massier visited Valencia and Manises in the early 1880s to study Hispano-Moresque ceramics. Examples seen at that time may have inspired the decoration of this vase. The allover pattern, consisting of stylized sunflowers, petals, and vines, is executed in a golden luster glaze on a paler gold background. The body …

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Signature
Marks: painted artist's initials, Golfe Juan, 1889
Clément Massier
French, 1845–1917
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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]

Tribute to Valencia Vase, 1889

Earthenware
5 7/8 × 4 3/4 in
14.9 × 12.1 cm
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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