Massier Iridescent Glazed Pottery Cabinet Vase~late 1800 To Early 1900's~france
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Massier Iridescent Glazed Pottery Cabinet Vase~late 1800 To Early 1900's~france:
This sale is for a Massier pottery cabinet vase. An member advised us that the initials DM indicate this was done by Delphin Massier. The Massier family made pottery in France from the middle 1800's into the 1900's. This small vase is a fine example of their iridescent glaze that they mastered. Sam Weller was so impressed with this glaze of the Massier family that he hired one of their workers to return to Ohio and work in his Weller Pottery factory to make the Sicard line with the only American iridescent glaze. There is a story that every morning when this man returned to his private work room at the factory that he would find new holes drilled in the walls for someone to spy on his technique and he would fill the new holes with clay before he began his work. No Weller employee ever learned the secret and when this man returned to France---the Sicard line ended for Weller. There are some letter marks in the glaze on the bottom and one is an M. This vase is 3 1/2 inches tall. It is in excellent condition. The leaf/feather decoration is very delicate. Please feel free to email inquiries. We only ship to the 48 states. Thank you.