19th Century Delphin Massier Vallauris Ceramic Dog Wall Pocket
Date: 19th Century
Dimensions: H 26cm W 21cm D 17cm
Large original Massier majolica French pottery dog wall pocket with ink signature from the late 19th century.
Signed Delphin Massier Vallauris (AM) 4 on the back.
The Massier family of Vallauris is recognized for three members producing majolica in the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1860, brothers Delphin and Clement Massier were joined by cousin Jerome Massier and began producing a style of ceramic bridging between traditional Victorian majolica and Art Nouveau pottery. Important in the Massier production were a series of large naturalistically modelled figural roosters, hens and other birds. Vases and wall pockets styled as orchids, intensely colored irises and sunflowers are among the most common Massier styles. A variety of humorous pieces bearing frogs, songbirds and dogs are popular among collectors.
Great collectors item, also for Spaniël or Stabyhoun dog lovers.
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