Grand Seascape with Trees Vase
This is a Vase. It was designed by Clément Massier. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is hand-painted and metallic-glazed thrown earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This vase is one of the largest known pieces by Clément Massier, a master of iridescent glazes at the turn of the twentieth century. Massier studied historical pieces of Spanish lusterware, such as the plate to the right, under the influence of Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, his collaborator who collected these wares. This bright multidimensional vase uses different combinations of suspension materials that produced variations in color with multiple firings.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund and through gift of Barbara Munves, Dr. Barbra B. and Mr. Hal F. Higginbotham, and Susan Hermanos.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 50.8 × 27.3 cm (20 in. × 10 3/4 in.)
It has the following markings
CLEMENT MASSIER, GOLFE JUAN (AM) [stamped]
It is inscribed
Clement Massier, Golfe Juan, A.M. (Alpes Maritime)
Cite this object as
Grand Seascape with Trees Vase; Designed by Clément Massier (French, 1845 - 1917); hand-painted and metallic-glazed thrown earthenware; H x diam.: 50.8 × 27.3 cm (20 in. × 10 3/4 in.); Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund and through gift of Barbara Munves, Dr. Barbra B. and Mr. Hal F. Higginbotham, and Susan Hermanos; 2015-10-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.