Delphin Massier Art Nouveau Majolica Jardiniere on Stand
Our wonderful glazed earthenware jardinière on stand is by Delphin Massier (1836-1907). The stand depicts a lovely lady in a violet dress decorated with iris flowers, and the pot features ladies in high relief decorating the rim. Total height is 56.5 in (143.5 cm). Jardiniere alone measures 20 in (51 cm) in diameter. The underside of the pot is signed Delphin Massier / Vallauris (A.M.).
Condition is good in light of its age. The pot has an old, darkened crack approximately 8 in in length. There are numerous raised areas on the pot with chip losses, a few flake losses to the glaze, and old, discolored restorations. The stand has a few chip losses, including near the bottom, with one larger chip on the inside of the foot.