Rare Earthenware Peacock Feather Vases by Clement Massier, Art Nouveau c. 1900

A pair of exceptional earthenware vases by Clément Massier in a unique rectangular form, featuring albino peacock feathers enhanced by accents of purple and gold glazing. As Massier is most closely associated with richly-colored, iridescent glazes, this understated set is very much one-of-a-kind. Stamped MCM in the base.

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.