David Anthony

Jerome Massier Ceramic Duck

Jerome Massier Ceramic Duck


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: French: Pottery: Pre 1900: Item # 1334907
David Anthony
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Alpharetta
Georgia
404-805-3301

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 $4,800.00 
It has been a long while since we have offered a Massier duck for sale, due in no small part to their rarity. This duck was expertly modeled in the studio of Jerome Massier around the turn of the 20th century using the vivid and, in this case slightly iridescent glazes for which he and his cousins were justly famed. The duck is standing on what we surmise is a sandy beach, adorned with rich green, brown, and off white colors, beak slightly open. The underside is "signed" Jerome Massier Fils, Vallauris A M France, as is usual for his wares. The structural condition is outstanding but there are 3 or so flakes of glaze, the worst of which we photographed. The other two smaller and less noticeable since they blend with the underlying ceramic. As noted, these ducks are rare and prized when found. Dimension: 12 1/4"