Grapevine Vase by Clement Massier, Art Nouveau c. 1900

Ceramic vase in a blue and green metallic lustre glaze by master of iridescence Clement Massier, with clusters of grapes and leaves in deep purple. Signed MCM in the base, and numbered.

Clément Massier was a renowned French ceramicist known for his innovative work in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He founded his own studio in Golfe-Juan, France in 1884, experimenting with various glazing and firing techniques to create unique and vibrant surfaces on ceramics that often featured organic forms, intricate patterns, and motifs inspired by nature. Notable museum collections featuring works by Massier include: Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; LACMA; and more.