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    Posted 8 years ago

    AmphoraPot…
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    Vase by Clement Massier & Lucien Levy-Dhurmer
    France, circa 1895
    9" high

    The vases by Clement Massier & Lucien Levy-Dhurmer are distinct from Amphora and Zsolnay because they mostly avoid forms that create a spectacle. With Massier/Levy-Dhurmer I think of the vase as a canvas for the glaze. I let my eyes wander over it like a painting to experience the beauty. Some of you might see similarities with Weller Sicard pieces. That is because Jacques Sicard worked for Clement Massier before Weller hired him in 1901.

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    Comments

    1. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 8 years ago
      Thank you. I always enjoy a stroll through your items.
    2. cogito cogito, 8 years ago
      The glaze surfaces on these are always lush and interesting. Nice large example! Are you going to post the bottom?
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I have lustre lust! A stunner!
    4. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the comments, folks.

      Hello Cogito,
      I usually don't post the bottom because I don't think it is interesting. In this case, I don't have a photo of the bottom but can take one and post it later. What are you curious about?
    5. cogito cogito, 8 years ago
      I generally like seeing the bottom of pieces, so I can mentally catalog the necessary features to look for when I'm out on the hunt (e.g., glaze characteristics on bottom, stilt marks, identification numbers, etc.).
    6. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 8 years ago
      Cogito,
      For the moment I can tell you that all the marks are impressed. They read from top to bottom:
      CLEMENT MASSIER (in an inverted V formation)
      GOLFE JUAN (in an inverted V formation)
      (A.M) (in a horizontal line)
      L LEVY (in a horizontal line)

      There are no other visible marks.
    7. cogito cogito, 8 years ago
      Very helpful. I thought it looked like a Juan form I've seen before.

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