Delphin Massier Majolica Large Butterfly Jardiniere
Black painted uppercase mark, Delphin Massier / Vallauris. (A.M.)
Naturalistically modeled with upswept wings, perched on a pink chrysanthemum, supporting a similarly petaled conical vessel. Height 16 1/4 inches, width 20 1/2 inches.
Produced in at least two sizes. At the time of cataloguing no other examples of this rare large size were extant.
eBay, South America.
Majolica International Society, Karmason Library, no. KL001596.
Maryse Botero, Barbotines de la Côte d'Azur, p. 62.
C The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection
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