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What is Art Nouveau jewelry?

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Art Nouveau jewelry generally featured three main themes: flora, fauna and women. The Art Nouveau movement lasted 15 years and it reached its pinnacle in the year 1900. Art Nouveau jewelers used every “canvas” imaginable, looking beyond brooches and necklaces to belt buckles, fans, tiaras, dog collars (a type of choker necklace), pocket watches, corsages and hair combs. Multicolored gems and enamel could complete this vision better than diamonds. Enameling is most often associated with Art Nouveau jewelry, specifically plique-à-jour. Known as backless enamel, plique-à-jour allows light to come through the rear of the enamel because there is no metal backing. It creates an effect of translucence and lightness. Shop a collection of antique and vintage Art Nouveau jewelry from some of the world’s top jewelers on 1stDibs.
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Roberto Cavalli Embellished Wool Trench Coat 44 NWT
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Montgomery, TX
Roberto Cavalli's off-white wool trench coat is given a hard edge with burnished metal studding. The coat has a self-tie belt fastening at waist, oversized lapels, full-length slit s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coats

original lithograph
By Joan Miró
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. Printed in 1965 for the art revue Derriere le Miroir (issue number 151-152) and published in Paris by Maeght. Size: 15 x 11 inches (378 x 277 mm). There ...
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1960s Abstract Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

original woodcut
By Joan Miró
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original color woodcut. Reference: Dupin 1290. Published for the Jacques Dupin catalogue raisonne "Miro Graveur I" in 1984. Sheet size: 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (320 x 248 mm). ...
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1980s Abstract Prints and Multiples

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Woodcut

original lithograph
By Joan Miró
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. Printed by Mourlot in 1981 and published for the "Miro Lithograph IV" catalogue raisonne. Size: 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (318 x 245 mm). Not signed.
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1980s Abstract Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

"Ocean Agate Gossamer" Colorful Contemporary Mixed Media Painting on Canvas
By Antoinette Ferwerda
Located in New York, NY
This painting by Antoinette is a stylish and luxurious mixed media on canvas piece depicting abstract geometric shapes with bold use of color and contrast. The dark black ivory backg...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Vintage Large Signed American Modernist Interior Scene Portrait Oil Painting
By Sidney Gross
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist signed portrait oil painting by Sidney Gross (1921 - 1969). Oil on canvas. Signed.
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1930s Modern Interior Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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