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Grand Seascape with Trees Vase, ca. 1900

This is a Vase. 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.

This object was purchased from Historical Design Inc.. 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.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Hanging, Mesa, 1982
  • linen.
  • This acquisition was made possible through the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
  • 1985-23-1

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, ca. 1900; 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

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