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Clement Massier

CLÉMENT MASSIER (FRANCE, 1845–1917)

Clément Massier, an accomplished ceramist born into a multi-generational family of potters working in Vallauris, France in the second half of the 19th century, transcended his family’s metier. Rather than creating utilitarian objects as a means unto themselves, he used the ceramic medium as an aesthetic platform to make art. Among the many international awards earned during his lifetime, Massier was awarded a gold medal at the world’s fair, Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1889. At the Exposition, it was Massier’s ceramic glazing techniques, using turquoise metallic luster, which captured the world’s attention. Massier’s metallic luster glazes produce the dual properties of reflectivity and transparency to create iridescence. To achieve this, Massier fired his ceramics in a three-tiered process at increasingly lower temperatures. He applied the final glaze created from a metallic clay compound with a brush. When the blackened vessels had fully cooled, they were buffed until shiny to reveal his iridescent inspirations of nature. Each piece produced was a unique object revealing not only the hand of the artist but also the variable effects of temperature, natural elements and their interactive relationships. His glazes are illusory interpretations fused into fired earthenware. Conversely, the ceramic object’s solidity belies its ephemeral nature which constantly changes in light. This duality naturally inherent to this art medium is a theme that Massier echoes in his subject matter.

(Biography provided by Galerie Fledermaus)
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19th Century Jardinière and Pedestal by Clement Messier
By Clement Massier
Located in New York, NY
Stunning ceramic jardinière and pedestal by master French ceramist Clement Massier, circa 1880s-1890s. This example is in very good, original condition, showing only minor and incons...
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1880s French Aesthetic Movement Antique Clement Massier

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Ceramic

Green Column by Massier, Vallauris, France, circa 1880
By Clement Massier
Located in Paris, FR
A green column whose planter is decorated with ram's heads and rests on a torso column. These pieces were made by Massier, in France, circa 1880.
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Clement Massier

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Ceramic

CleÌment Massier Majolica Islamic Marble Top Guéridon
By Clement Massier
Located in Oaks, PA
CleÌment Massier Majolica Islamic marble top Guéridon Stamped: CleÌment Massier Golfe-Juan Base alone measures 18" x 24" high base Provenance: Procured by Iris Apfel for a NYC a...
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Late 19th Century French Islamic Antique Clement Massier

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Marble

Art Nouveau French Clement Massier Vase, 19th Century
By Clement Massier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning Art Nouveau French twin handled earthenware vase by Clement Massier decorated with brown, yellowand blue streaked glazes. The vase has an impressed CLEMENT MASSIER GOLFE J...
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Clement Massier

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Earthenware

Iridescent Vase, Clément Massier, circa 1890
By Clement Massier
Located in Paris, FR
This iridescent vase presents a charming and picturesque Mediterranean landscape. In particular, we can recognize an umbrella pine tree behind which unfolds what appears to be a clif...
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Clement Massier

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Earthenware

Late 19th Century Antique Vase
By Clement Massier
Located in Paris, FR
This baluster-shaped amphora is the work of the ceramist Clément Massier, who draws here inspiration from Renaissance forms, which were the subject of renewed interest in the 19th ce...
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Clement Massier

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Ceramic

Iridescent Planter, by Clément Massier, for the Hôtel Ritz, 1885
By Clement Massier
Located in Paris, FR
Iridescent planter, in the shape of a cauldron by Clément Massier, for the Hôtel Ritz, (signed) Golfe Juan 1885 Iridescent glazed earthenware This planter designed by Clément ...
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1880s French Art Nouveau Antique Clement Massier

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Earthenware

Primavera Accolay Massier Ceramic Green Black Vases, France, 1930s Mid-Century
By Atelier Primavera au Printemps, Clement Massier, Accolay Pottery
Located in New York, NY
Primavera Accolay Massier ceramic green black brown vases, France, 1930s -1950s. Lovely collection of vases that look great together or separately. Rich Green Colors with amazing ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Clement Massier

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Ceramic

Antique Glazed Terracotta Bottle Vase by Massier
By Clement Massier
Located in London, GB
This beautiful vase was created in 1887 by the important potter, Clement Massier (French, 1845-1917). Clement came from the famous Massier dynasty of ceramicists which included his b...
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Late 19th Century French Islamic Antique Clement Massier

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Terracotta

French Art Nouveau Round Ceramic Decorative Charger by Clément Massier
By Clement Massier
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau round ceramic decorative plate by Clément Massier, depicting a Byzantine Head in iridescent enamel glazes, circa 1900s. Signed, ''Clement Massier - Golfe Jua...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Clement Massier

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Ceramic

French Art Nouveau Clement Massier 'Golfe-Juan' Ceramic Luster Vase
By Clement Massier
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau 'Golfe-Juan' ceramic luster vase with four tapering handles, created by Clement Massier (1844-1917), circa 1900. The underside is marked in the glaze and has impre...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Clement Massier

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Ceramic, Luster

19th Century French Oxblood Massier Cherub Jardiniere Pedestal
By Clement Massier
Located in Dallas, TX
A tall circa 1900 or earlier glazed redware ox blood Majolica jardinière and pedestal representing a winged Putti cherub with Art Nouveau poppy design on verso. The jardinière and pe...
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1890s French Art Nouveau Antique Clement Massier

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Ceramic

Majolica Birds Well Clement Massier, circa 1890
By Clement Massier
Located in The Hills, TX
Naturalistic Majolica birds well signed Clement Massier Golfe Juan ( A.M ), circa 1890.
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1890s French Country Antique Clement Massier

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Majolica

Pair of French 19th Century Moorish Style Glazed Jardinieres by Clément Massier
By Clement Massier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine pair of French 19th century Moorish style - Turquoise Glazed Pottery Jardinieres (Planters) on stands by Clément Massier (French, 1845–1917) Golfe-Juan (After 1884). The glob...
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Late 19th Century French Moorish Antique Clement Massier

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Ceramic

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