Clement Massier, Golfe Juan Alpes Maritimes ( Vallauris ), rare and huge ceramic frog forming fountain, circa 1900


  • Creator / Artist / Designer:Clément Massier (1844 - 1917 )
  • Signature / Monogram:Signée "Clément Massier Golfe-Juan (a-m)" 
  • Issuer / Manufacturer:Vallauris
  • MarK / Label:oui
  • Period:20th Century / 1900 
  • Country of Origin:France
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):32cm x 62cm x 44cm 
  • Weight:25 Kg
  • Number of components:1
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Art Nouveau
  • Materials:earthenware
  • Price:SOLD


Important and rare sculpture of Clément MASSIER (1844-1917) in Golfe-Juan (Vallauris), present at the time in front of the Palais Clément Massier entrance ( Poterie de Golfe-Juan ), see photo detail...

Ceramic enameled turquoise test representing a frog forming fountain.

Around 1900

Marked oval stamp Clement MASSIER Gulf-Juan A. M. (Alpes-Maritimes) on the base.

A single similar model sold in public sale and awarded € 7500 at "Gérald Richard" in 2016, see attached image or on their website.

Very beautiful state.


Clément Massier is considered as the founder of the early twentieth century industry ceramic Vallauris. Of a creative nature, Clément Massier (1844 Vallauris - 1917 Golfe-juan) was first working in 1856 with his father Jacques (1801-1871). He was introduced to pottery by Gaetano Gandolfi, an Italian master potter hired by his father. Gandolfi will be the initiator of several techniques, among which enamelled earthenware, which will make the reputation of the house Massier. From then on, the production is distinguished by its originality, utility pottery abandoned in favor of an exclusively artistic creation.

The companies Massier, led by brothers Clement and Delphin and cousin Jerome, formerly a major production of Vallauris.

More see: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massier_(céramistes)