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Clement Massier

French, 1844-1917

Clément Massier, an accomplished ceramist born into a multi-generational family of potters working in Vallauris, France in the second half of the 19th century, transcended his family’s metier. Rather than creating utilitarian objects as a means unto themselves, he used the ceramic medium as an aesthetic platform to make art. Among the many international awards earned during his lifetime, Massier was awarded a gold medal at the world’s fair, Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1889. At the Exposition, it was Massier’s ceramic glazing techniques, using turquoise metallic luster, which captured the world’s attention. Massier’s metallic luster glazes produce the dual properties of reflectivity and transparency to create iridescence. To achieve this, Massier fired his ceramics in a three-tiered process at increasingly lower temperatures. He applied the final glaze created from a metallic clay compound with a brush. When the blackened vessels had fully cooled, they were buffed until shiny to reveal his iridescent inspirations of nature. Each piece produced was a unique object revealing not only the hand of the artist but also the variable effects of temperature, natural elements and their interactive relationships. His glazes are illusory interpretations fused into fired earthenware. Conversely, the ceramic object’s solidity belies its ephemeral nature which constantly changes in light. This duality naturally inherent to this art medium is a theme that Massier echoes in his subject matter.

(Biography provided by Galerie Fledermaus)
French Japonesque Art Nouveau Lusterware Vase Clement Massier
By Clement Massier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A ceramic vase with iridescent glaze in the shape of an elephant foot cache pot by the legendary French ceramist Pierre Clement Massier (1845-1917). Massier is widely considered as t...
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Early 1900s French Japonisme Antique Clement Massier

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Silver

Antique Glazed Terracotta Bottle Vase by Massier
By Clement Massier
Located in London, GB
This beautiful vase was created in 1887 by the important potter, Clement Massier (French, 1845-1917). Clement came from the famous Massier dynasty of ceramicists which included his b...
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Late 19th Century French Islamic Antique Clement Massier

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Terracotta

Clement Massier Bronze Signed Sculpture
By Clement Massier
Located in Hudson, NY
Clement Massier bronze nude statue, measures 18"H x 7"W x 5"D. Ceramicist and sculptor Born into a family of ceramists, Clément Massier took an interest in the business from an early...
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20th Century Clement Massier

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Bronze

  • Clement Massier Bronze Signed Sculpture
  • Clement Massier Bronze Signed Sculpture
  • Clement Massier Bronze Signed Sculpture
  • Clement Massier Bronze Signed Sculpture
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Primavera Accolay Massier Ceramic Green Black Vases, France, 1930s Midcentury
By Clement Massier, Accolay Pottery, Atelier Primavera au Printemps
Located in New York, NY
Primavera Accolay Massier ceramic green black brown vases, France, 1930s-1950s. Lovely collection of vases that look great together or separately. Rich Green Colors with amazing c...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Clement Massier

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Ceramic

19th Century Jardinière and Pedestal by Clement Messier
By Clement Massier
Located in New York, NY
Stunning ceramic jardinière and pedestal by master French ceramist Clement Massier, circa 1880s-1890s. This example is in very good, original condition, showing only minor and incons...
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1880s French Aesthetic Movement Antique Clement Massier

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Ceramic

Pair of French 19th Century Moorish Style Glazed Jardinieres by Clément Massier
By Clement Massier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine pair of French 19th century Moorish style - Turquoise Glazed Pottery Jardinieres (Planters) on stands by Clément Massier (French, 1845–1917) Golfe-Juan (After 1884). The glob...
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Late 19th Century French Moorish Antique Clement Massier

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau French Clement Massier Vase, 19th Century
By Clement Massier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning Art Nouveau French twin handled earthenware vase by Clement Massier decorated with brown, yellowand blue streaked glazes. The vase has an impressed CLEMENT MASSIER GOLFE J...
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Clement Massier

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Earthenware

French Art Nouveau Clement Massier 'Golfe-Juan' Ceramic Luster Vase
By Clement Massier
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau 'Golfe-Juan' ceramic luster vase with four tapering handles, created by Clement Massier (1844-1917), circa 1900. The underside is marked in the glaze and has impre...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Clement Massier

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Ceramic, Luster

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Clement Massier Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Clement Massier Furniture collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 11 vintage editions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Clement Massier were created in France during the 19th century in the Art Nouveau style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Henri Bergé, Amalric Walter and Eugene Marioton and Louis Ernest Barrias. Clement Massier Furniture's prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$1,800 and tops out at US$17,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$5,500 on average.