A magnificent 19th century Oxblood or "Sang de Boeuf" jardiniere on stand, with a large planter supported by a base mounted with three griffin monopodia with paw feet.
Attributed to Pierre Clément Massier. French, c.1880.
Notes: Clément Massier was born into a family of ceramicists and took an interest in the business from an early age. His factory-gallery complex in Golfe Juan became a destination for the elite who summered in Monaco, Nice, and Cannes. He was awarded a gold medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 and subsequently became an of official supplier to the British crown.
Sang de boeuf glaze first appeared in Chinese porcelain at the beginning of the 18th century. In Europe, many companies tried to replicate the glaze, and it particularly took off in France.