19th Century French Barbotine Cache Pot and Vases with Floral Motifs, Set of 3
Decorate a shelf or a table top with this beautiful antique majolica set! Crafted in France, circa 1880, the colorful ceramic set includes a center jardinière and two matching vases. A Classic example of French barbotine artistry in the manner or Massier, the sculptural porcelain pieces stand on tree branch form feet, and feature high relief decor of floral and leaf motifs throughout over scalloped rim. The three detailed decorative pieces are in excellent condition with soft pastel, realistic hand painted colors in the blue, yellow, pink and brown palette, on a pale green background. The Massier family of Vallauris is recognized for three members producing Majolica in the second half of the 19th century. In 1860, brothers Delphin (1836-1907) and Clement (1844-1917) Massier were joined by Cousin Jerome Massier (1850-1916) and began producing a style of ceramic bridging between traditional Victorian Majolica and Art Nouveau pottery. The Massiers mastered the copper oxide flambé technique for glazing, thereby introducing an intensely vibrant color palette including red, green and blue hues not previously seen with English Majolica. Measures: Jardinière: 15.25″ W x 6.5″ D x 10″ H Vase: 6.5″ W x 6″ D x 13.5″ H.
|Dimensions||15.25" W x 6.5" D x 10" H|
Massier Art Pottery
Late 19th Century