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Delphin Massier Majolica Vase, Hibiscus, Circa 1880
The Massier family of potters from Vallauris, on the French Riviera, are a dynasty of ceramicists with a history that pre-dates the French Revolution.
Brothers Clément and Delphin, along with cousin Jérôme, produced a broad range of works during the late 19th and early 20th centuries that stylistically bridged the Victorian era to the Art Nouveau, and these pieces are highly coveted by today's collector for their timeless beauty and quality.
This colorful floriform Majolica vase, produced by Delphin Massier circa 1880, depicts tropical Hibiscus blooms in vibrant pink and yellow glossy glaze, with woody green stems and leaves on the obverse.
Condition is good, with multiple nicks and chips primarily to the backside edges of the petals, none larger than ¼" and not visible when viewing from the front. Otherwise free from cracking, crazing or restoration.
Marked underglaze with "Delphin Massier Vallauris AM (Alpes-Maritimes)".
H 8", W 5.25", D 4.5", rim 3.5"
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