Jason Jacques became interested in Art Nouveau ceramics as a teenager, when he saw a few choice iridescent vases by Clément Massier in a Chicago gallery. A few years later, with a career not yet a gleam in his eye, he began searching the flea markets of Paris for prime examples of Massier and other French Art Nouveau and Japonist pottery. Arriving before dawn with flashlight in hand, Jacques was determined to beat out every other picker and collector in town. He spent many a day cleaning the dirt from antique vases and suppyling them to the most discriminating dealers on both sides of the Atlantic.
In the early 1990s, Jacques moved to New York and became a dealer in his own right. By then his area of expertise had expanded to include the great Art Nouveau and Japonist pottery made in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, the Scandinavian countries, and England. His reputation had grown commensurately, with his client list now including an international roster of private and institutional collectors.
In 2003, Jacques found his current Upper East Side location. After Joe Holtzman (of Nest fame) designed a magical interior that was created and installed by a group of talented craftsmen, Jacques moved in bringing his world class collection. While the townhouse is his headquarters, Jacques is often on the road, bringing his treasures to locations as distant as Maastricht in the Netherlands. In addition, the collection in its entirety is viewable on this website. We invite you to enjoy browsing here, whether you are shopping, researching, or dreaming.