A large hand-painted majolica terracotta ceramic dish with sailboat created by Jerome Massier for the Vallauris Factory on the French Riviera, circa 1940. The center of the terracotta plate has a hand-carved five masted ship, well defined and accompanied by seabirds. Light blue-green majolica glaze decorates the ship, sea and birds, as well as a band inside the rim. A wavy brown strip encircles the maritime scene and is echoed on the wide rim, which has notches painted in the blue-green glaze. Stamped on the back "J.Massier Vallauris", used from 1930 to 1953.
Condition: Very good condition with minimal wear. Slight imperfections in the glaze typical for hand-painted majolica.
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