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Lot 1024Delphin Massier Majolica Vase Modeled as a Grasshopper
Circa 1890
Signed in black, Vallauris (A.M.)
Naturalistically modeled and enriched in shades of yellow, green, black and pink, on an oval mound base. Length 20 inches.

Recorded at Massier in four graduated sizes as model no. 1142.

Helen Cunningham, Majolica Figures, p. 119, fig. 20. Maryse Bottero, Barbotines de la Côte d'Azur, Paris, p. 88, fig. 2 for a similarly modeled example of shape no. 1142/1-4. The Delphin Massier Catalogue of 1908, p. 33.

C The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection

Sold for $20,160
Estimate $4,000-6,000

presents well; professional restoration; glaze flake at both central knees; restoration to both front legs at the join; some minor imperfections/scuffs to the left hind leg; restoration residue (over spray?) that fluoresces under black light; mandible (underside of jaw line) fluoresces but may be over spray; blacklighted

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