Majolica ceramic animals. French. Jerome Massier, creator. Living from 1850 to 1916, he worked under the name of Jerome Massier Fils in the Messier family firm in the south of France where they started producing majolica in the 1860s.

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Grasshopper jardinière. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1890. French. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/planters-jardinieres/19th-century-majolica-grasshopper-jardiniere-jerome-massier/id-f_16159681/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6X5C2GtnB3B4tUDazfyaB_uwfBOSC3oqSNKDes3vQBb9SkxbUlt8EBoCskQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Frog playing guitar sitting on a chair. Majolica ceramic. 1910. French. Marked on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/animal-sculptures/rare-majolica-frog-sitting-on-chair-jerome-massier-circa-1910/id-f_12543841/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6cXNwIg7DB7x-tgqeUSsMGZgyjzUNVdJpkTQrRxdfXPxCcEo0Z4J3RoCj6EQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Swan jardinière. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1890. French. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/planters-jardinieres/majolica-yellow-swan-jardiniere-jerome-massier-circa-1890/id-f_19163002/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6QRyKJSGS-dCp5cD9M-S0fY1-FImJyVhOSzSyoRtdwLR8HKWAMjbQxoCoEkQAvD_BwE&
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Planter in the form of chirping finches atop a grassy water tank. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1800. French. Maker’s marks: marked “Jerome Massier Fils” on the underside. Image © Jesse Davis Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.jessedavisantiques.co.uk/en-GB/majolica/jerome-massier-bird-motif-majolica-planter/prod_10398#.Xy1WjyhKjqU

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