A large ceramic studio art vase by the renowned Clement Massier whose work with lustrous iridescent glazes still commands admiration today. This ceramic vase is decorated with mythological and fantasy creatures, inscribed on the surface, each of which alternates between stylized fleurs de lys. The glazes are deep red - perhaps burgundy - infused with coppery tones. The style anticipates the Art Deco era, and speaks to Clement's leadership in the decorative arts world.
The underside is inscribed with an S or lightning bolt, and some illegible text containing the Massier signature in writing. To the left of Massier is a C with some writing which may be the name Clement.
We date the vase to the late 19th C perhaps until around 1900 when he was awarded a gold medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle.
Condition is very good to excellent.
Height: 13 1/2"