Early 20th Century Painted Ceramic Barbotine Well Sculpture with Birds
Add color to a tabletop, mantel or shelf with this colorful, antique Majolica well sculpture. The intricate barbotine piece was sculpted in France, circa 1930, and features a well with a bucket and a barrel surrounded by four birds. The hand-painted, bucolic scene has a soft pastel color palette that extends from the songbirds to the stones of the well. This ceramic piece is in excellent condition and is attributed to Jerome Massier. Massier, a French art pottery, was made by brothers Jerome, Delphin, and Clement Massier in Vallauris and Golfe-Juan, France, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some pieces have an iridescent metallic luster glaze that resembles the Weller Sicardo pottery glaze. Most pieces are marked J. Massier. Massier did not become popular with American collectors until the 1970s and it has been gaining in value ever since. Massier may also be listed in the Majolica category. Measures: 6.75″ diameter 9″ height.
|Dimensions||6.75 × 6.75 × 9 in|
Early 20th Century