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French Art Nouveau Emile Galle Cameo Glass Vase Signed circa 1900, Amenomes
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Superb Emile Galle cameo vase in a classic shape. Brown over Purple over Yellow- depicting stunning flowering Amenones. It is signed in cameo (image 6). Emile Galle was probably ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Red & Clear Baccarat Horse Chestnut Crystal Glass Cameo Vase
By Baccarat
Located in London, GB
Very unusual Art Nouveau Baccarat crystal cameo vase in red over clear. Decorated with horse chestnuts. As with most early Baccarat cameo there is a fine pattern detailed in the clea...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Crystal

French Art Nouveau Red and Opal Orange Signed Emile Galle Cameo Glass Vase
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Superb signed French Art Nouveau Emile Galle cameo vase - in red over graduated opal orange in one of the Classic Emile Galle shapes -It shows in Fine detail blooming poppies - buds,...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Red and Yellow Signed Emile Gallé Cameo Glass Vase circa 1900
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Signed French Art Nouveau Emile Gallé compact footed cameo vase depicting flowers in reds over orange, with fine internal polishing to highlight the red in the daises, (this is somet...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Pink and Purple Signed Emile Galle Cameo Vase, circa 1900
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Classic signed French Art Nouveau Emile Galle cameo glass vase in purple over pink, depicting climbing flowers, circa 1900. Emile Galle was probably the greatest glass maker of al...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

Montjoye, France, Large Art Nouveau Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1880-1900
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Montjoye, France. Large Art Nouveau vase in mouth-blown art glass. Decorated with flowers in enamel work, gilt. High quality vase. Dated 1880-1900. In very good condition. Measures...
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Montjoye, France, Large Art Nouveau Vase in Mouth-Blown Art Glass, 1880-1900
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Montjoye, France. Large Art Nouveau vase in mouth-blown art glass. Decorated with flowers in enamel work, gilt. High quality vase. Dated 1880-1900. In very good condition. Measures...
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Vase Loetz Widow Klostermuehle Bohemia Art Nouveau New Red Cytisus, circa 1902
By Johann Lötz Witwe
Located in Vienna, AT
Vase Loetz (Lötz) Widow Klostermuehle Bohemia Art Nouveau Made by Loetz, Klostermuehle (Bohemia), circa 1902 Decor: NEUROT (= NEW RED) CYTISUS It is a superb as well as eleg...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

Daum Nancy Huge Vase Art Nouveau France Lorraine Made in circa 1906
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Daum Nancy Art Nouveau Huge Vase tube form type / made in France (Lorraine), Nancy / circa 1906. Specifications: Stunningly manufactured casing glass with brownish, orange, ye...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Glass

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Enamel

Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Vase No 2678/2420
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau vase no 2678/2420. Measures: 33 cm / 13 in.
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Late 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Daum Frères Nancy Cameo Vase by Georges de Feure Frieze Figurines 1925
By Georges De Feure, Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Daum Frères Nancy / Lorraine / France Rarest Cameo Vase With Frieze Decoration Running Around Made circa 1920-1930 (= Transition Period From Art Nouveau To Art Deco) Design & ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

Bing & Grondahl Vase No 8521/254
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bing & Grondahl vase no 8521/254. Measures: 13.5 cm / 5 5/16 in.
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Late 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

  • Bing & Grondahl Vase No 8521/254
  • Bing & Grondahl Vase No 8521/254
  • Bing & Grondahl Vase No 8521/254
  • Bing & Grondahl Vase No 8521/254
H 5.32 in. Dm 0.04 in.
Georg Jensen Silver Vase No 123 Amber Decorations
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen silver vase No 123 Amber Decorations H. 16 cm; diam. 10.4 cm; weight: 296 g. French import hallmarks 1919.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Silver

French Art Nouveau Legras Enamel and Gilded Glass Vase
By Auguste Legras
Located in London, GB
Stunning deeply acid cut back gilded and enamel early Art Nouveau Legras vase, decorated with stylised blooms and foliage in dark green and gold. It also has unusual Martele style wo...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

Art Nouveau Emile Galle Cameo Glass Vase with Honeysuckle Signed, circa 1900
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
A superb signed Art Nouveau Emile Galle cameo vase in dark brown over orange, over clear with green inside. Depicting spectacularly blooming honeysuckle a classic, but quite rare, im...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

Monumental Loetz Flower Vase circa 1910 Silberblatt Decoration
Located in Vienna, AT
Organic shapes were highly appreciated by the buying audience and the designers of the Loetz manufacture invented a high number of floral objects. Jack-in-the-pulpit and floriform va...
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Vase Johann Loetz Witwe Decor Phenomena Genre 1/473 circa 1901 Signed
Located in Vienna, AT
This delightful vase is Loetz in a Classic style. Harmonious in its organic shape, the decor emphasizes the floral idea of the vessel. Our vase is remarkable due to its rather rare P...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Vase Johann Loetz Witwe Decor Medici Maron PG 2/484, circa 1902
Located in Vienna, AT
The decor variant Medici or Phenomen Gre 2/484 was very successful for the Loetz Company. The combination of strongly shimmering silver oxide tongues and bright colours met the taste...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Loetz Vase Unknown Decor Phenomen Genre Signed, circa 1900
Located in Vienna, AT
This small vase with an Unknown Phenomen Decor embodies the idea of Art Nouveau glass. Its shape could be based on the shape of a flower pistil or a calyx, thus taking account of the...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Johann Loetz-Witwe, Vase Decor Argus Phenomen Genre 2/351, circa 1902
Located in Vienna, AT
The "Argus" decor is one of the most popular variants from the Phenomen Genres family and was created in 1902. With its silver oxide eyes and finely spun silver crumb threads, this d...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Large Loetz Vase Titania Gre6388, circa 1909 Rare Decor "Maigrün Mit Rosa"
Located in Vienna, AT
The Titania decors range amongst the most extravagant and difficult genres ever produced by Loetz. Glasses in this variant always proved to be a challenge for the executing craftsmen...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Loetz Vase by Leopold Bauer Decor Phenomen Gre 2/177, circa 1906
By Leopold Bauer
Located in Vienna, AT
The cooperation of Leopold Bauer with the glass manufacturer Johann Loetz-Witwe Klostermuhle began shortly before the year 1902 and turned out to be a great success for both in the y...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Antique Loetz Silver Overlay Iridescent Art Glass Cabinet Vase
By La Pierre Manufacturing
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A good, small scale Art Nouveau period Loetz art glass cabinet vase with thick sterling silver overlay decoration. The glass with a Silberiris finish and the silver with engraved ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Sterling Silver

Large Art Nouveau Emile Galle Four Color Botanicals Vase. Circa 1905
By Emile Gallé
Located in Dallas, TX
A stunning four color wheel carved and acid etched fat vase with pink, yellow, greenish browns and white on a cream background. The coloring is strong and the workmanship excellent. ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Collection of Vintage Amber Apothecary Glasses, Bottles
Located in Vienna, AT
Set of seven brown/amber apothecary pharmacy glasses and ceramics from the 1920s-1930s.
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Vintage 1910s German Art Nouveau Bottles

Art Nouveau Art Pottery Montieres Red Green Lustre Vase Pot
By Montieres
Located in Great Britain, Northern Ireland
Art Nouveau Art Pottery Montieres red green lustre vase pot. A superb small iridescent art nouveau vase with a lustre-glazed finish. It is very tactile, fitting superbly in ones ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Ceramics

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Ceramic

French Art Pottery Metenier Blue Ceramic Vase Pot
By Gilbert Metenier
Located in Great Britain, Northern Ireland
Made from stoneware and signed on the base by ‘G.Métenier’ for Gilbert Metenier. An artist potter who worked from 1907 until 1940 noted for his variety of shapes and interesting expe...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Pottery

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Loetz Astraea Art Nouveau Glass Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
A large Loetz Astraea glass case Circa 1905 A lovely yellow and oil spot decor "Astraea" vase by Loetz. The glass vase is cylindrical in form with a three-lobed mouth. The backgroun...
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Antique Early 1900s Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Austrian Art Nouveau Art Glass Bulbis Vase by Loetz
Located in Buffalo, NY
An Austrian Art Nouveau blown glass "Titania" vase by Loetz with silvery-green decoration against a green background.  
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Lötz Art Nouveau "Ruby Enameled" Glass Vase Loetz
Located in Rijssen, NL
Art Nouveau "ruby enameled" vase by Lötz Witwe Klostermühle, circa 1903. Rarely in red glass (ruby) with oil spot iridescence reminiscent of oil floating on the water. Applied ...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Loetz Candia Papillon Art Nouveau Iridescent Glass Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A fine Bohemian art nouveau iridescent art glass vase in the Candia Papillon design by Loetz and dating from around 1899/1900. This stylish vase stands on a narrow rounded base the r...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

Loetz Art Nouveau Four Handled Phaenomen Iridescent Art Glass Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An exceptional and rare Bohemian art nouveau Phenomen Genre 2/484 (also known as Medici) pattern Loetz vase dating from around 1902. This beautiful vase stands on a rounded spread fo...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

“Cobalt Papillon Vase” Art Nouveau Glass Vase by the Loetz Glassworks
Located in London, GB
Very fine early 20th century Austrian papillon glass vase of bulbous decanter shape by Johann Loetz overlaid with applied silver Art Nouveau fruiting grape vines decoration and evert...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Vases

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Silver

Austrian Loetz Iridescent Art Nouveau Glass Vase Sterling Overlay
Located in Toledo, OH
Austrian Loetz iridescent art glass vase in papillon finish with sterling silver applied overlay. Art Nouveau style in a dimpled form shades of green blue and purple.
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Art Nouveau Loetz Iridescent Glass Vase with Silver Overlay
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Nouveau glass vase with engraved silver overlay by historic Czech maker Loetz.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Sterling Silver

Loetz Cobalt Papillon Art Nouveau Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
This Loetz vase in the Cobalt Papillon pattern has blue iridescent Papillon design covering the exterior of the vase. Vase is signed on the polished pontil "CZECHO-SLOVAKIA" within...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Pallme-Konig Bohemian Art Nouveau Iridescent Floral Patterned Glass Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A large and exceptional Bohemian Art Nouveau iridescent glass vase applied with flower head designs by Pallme-Konig dating from around 1900. This tall elegant vase is applied with tr...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

Pink Iridescent Art Nouveau Glass Vase in the Style of Loetz
Located in Hamburg, DE
Elaborate and beautifully designed Art Nouveau vase in the style of Loetz. The glass has a charming iridescent effect, which is particularly accentuated by the deliberate hollows on ...
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Antique Early 1900s European Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Loetz Silver Overlay Art Nouveau Vases Pair
Located in Dallas, TX
Loetz Art Nouveau circa 1900 art glass vases with floral and decorative scroll Silver Overlay. (Pair) Larger: Corset form in iridescent gold glass decorated with scrolling silver o...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Loetz Austrian Art Nouveau Large Papillon Iridescent Propeller Shape Glass Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A large Austrian Art Nouveau iridescent green glass vase in abstract 'papillon' design by Loetz and dating from around 1900. The vase is of triangular shape with a spiral or propelle...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

D’Argental Paul Nicolas Art Nouveau Cameo Scenic Art Glass Vase, 1910
By D’argental glass
Located in Dallas, TX
A monumental acid etched cameo Art Nouveau red and yellow art glass scenic vase depicting a fisherman in a boat on a lake of red with trees in the foreground. This vase is for seriou...
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Vintage 1910s Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Art Nouveau Purple Vase by Libby
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Litchfield, CT
Libbey Glass Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, circa 1900. This stunning Art Nouveau Vase features an intricately cut design on gorgeous purple glass. The look is antique meets au c...
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

  • Art Nouveau Purple Vase by Libby
  • Art Nouveau Purple Vase by Libby
  • Art Nouveau Purple Vase by Libby
  • Art Nouveau Purple Vase by Libby
H 13.88 in. W 9.0 in. D 9.0 in.
Pair of French Art Nouveau Schneider Blown Glass Vases
By Schneider Glass
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau blown glass vases (c.1910) signed (SCHNEIDER) (PRICED AS Pair)
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Early 20th Century French Vases

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Blown Glass

Art Nouveau Bronze Mounted Loetz Vase, Stamped Made in Austria
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Art Nouveau bronze mounted Loetz vase, stamped made in Austria', in two parts the vase with beautiful pulled feather decoration. The bronze frame with stylized floral design, stamped...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Style Art Glass Vase, Signed
Located in Arles, FR
A stunning Art Nouveau style vase carefully handcrafted using centuries old techniques. This beautiful decorative object is carefully designed and is made of fine quality art glass. ...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

  • Art Nouveau Style Art Glass Vase, Signed
  • Art Nouveau Style Art Glass Vase, Signed
  • Art Nouveau Style Art Glass Vase, Signed
  • Art Nouveau Style Art Glass Vase, Signed
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Legras French Art Nouveau Glass Vase
By Auguste Legras
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau glass vase with gracefully etched and enameled leaf pattern . Engraved signature on side, Legras.  
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Loetz Art Nouveau Glass Vase Bronze Phenomenon Genre 29, Austria, circa 1900
Located in Vienna, AT
Blown in the form of, low, cambered body on a large, round floor plan, triple indented wall with a mouth rim formed into a three-pass shape, polished pontil. Shape: Series II, Pro...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

French Art Nouveau Orange Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau orange glass vase with tall slender neck (Nancy).
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

  • French Art Nouveau Orange Glass Vase
  • French Art Nouveau Orange Glass Vase
  • French Art Nouveau Orange Glass Vase
  • French Art Nouveau Orange Glass Vase
H 20.5 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Vase Loetz Widow Art Nouveau Phaenomen Gre Silver Overlay, circa 1900
Located in Vienna, AT
Vase Loetz Widow Klostermuehle Bohemia Art Nouveau Made by Loetz, Klostermühle circa 1900 Decor: PHAENOMEN GRE & Gorgeous Silver Overlay This finest Loetz Art Nouveau ...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Silver

Iridescent Art Nouveau Vase with Metal Decoartion, in the Style of Loetz
Located in Hamburg, DE
Typical Art Nouveau vase in the style of Loetz. The glass has a charming iridescent effect, at the top of the neck an elaborate and beautifully designed metal ornament in the form of...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Vases

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Metal

Daum French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau wheel-carved cameo glass vase by Daum, featuring green leaves and orange berries against a dark orange and mottled light green ground, circa 1900. Signed, “D...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Pair of Antique Art Nouveau Green Austrian Vases with Gilt Metal Mounts
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of antique deep green art glass vases with gilt metal mounts are unsigned but presumed to have been made in Austria in circa 1900 in the period Art Nouveau style. The vases...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Metal

Daum French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau satin-finished cameo glass vase, "Fleur de Coloquinte", by Daum, featuring the depiction of zucchini leaves and flowers in pale green, against a mottled opaque ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Daum French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau cameo glass vase by Daum, comprised of three pinkish-red poppy flowers wheel carved to show different stages of bloom, against a sky blue martelé technique bac...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Loetz Attributed Peacock Feather Iridescent Miniature Art Glass Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An exceptional quality Art Nouveau miniature iridescent glass vase, possibly Loetz and dating from the early 20th century. This heavily made amethyst glass vase is exquisitely decora...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

Art Nouveau Hand Blown Green Iridescent Art Glass Vase
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A most attractive hand blown Art Nouveau vase, this gorgeous little piece has great surface depth and elegant form. It is a nicely balanced, the traditional pattern with an iridescen...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Loetz Streifen Und Flecken Brass Mounted Art Glass Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Stunning Bohemian Secessionist brass mounted glass vase with 'Streifen und Flecken' decoration by Loetz and dating from around 1900. The thickly made green glass vase has a dimpled b...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Brass

Large Art Nouveau Art Glass Vase, Rainbow Colors
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Art Nouveau art glass vase. Rainbow colors with shades of purple and golden green. Measures: H. 49 cm. In good condition.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Nouveau Vases

Vase Loetz Widow Klostermuehle Bohemia Art Nouveau Lemon Yellow Cytisus
Located in Vienna, AT
Vase Loetz (Lötz) Widow Klostermuehle Bohemia Art Nouveau Made by Loetz, Klostermuehle (Bohemia), circa 1902 Decor: Lemon Yellow Cytisus It is a very interesting Loetz Art N...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

French Art Nouveau Glass Vase by Daum Nancy
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French enameled and etched glass vase with applied handles by Daum. The vase has a pink martelé background. There is carving on the dark green footed base. It is decorated with lig...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

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Art Glass Nouveau Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal art glass nouveau vase for your home. Each art glass nouveau vase for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, ceramic and porcelain. If you’re shopping for an art glass nouveau vase, we have 1852 options in-stock, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect art glass nouveau vase — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each art glass nouveau vase bearing Art Nouveau, Art Deco or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made art glass nouveau vase over the years, but those crafted by Royal Copenhagen, Emile Gallé and Daum are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Art Glass Nouveau Vase?

The average selling price for an art glass nouveau vase at 1stDibs is $1,799, while they’re typically $37 on the low end and $375,000 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Art Nouveau Furniture

Art Nouveau was a modernizing movement in the decorative arts that developed in France and Britain in the early 1880s and quickly became a dominant aesthetic style in Western Europe and the United States. In its sinuous lines and flamboyant curves inspired by the natural world, Art Nouveau furniture, jewelry and graphic design reflected a desire for freedom from the stuffy social and artistic strictures of the Victorian era.

Art Nouveau can be easily identified by its lush, flowing forms suggested by flowers and plants, as well as the lissome tendrils of sea life. The signature motif is the "whiplash" curve — a deep, narrow, dynamic parabola that appears as an element in everything from chair arms to cabinetry and mirror frames. The visual vocabulary of Art Nouveau was particularly influenced by the soft colors and abstract images of nature seen in Japanese art prints, which arrived in large numbers in the West after open trade was forced upon Japan in the 1860s. The style quickly reached a wide audience in Europe via advertising posters, book covers, illustrations and other work by such artists as Aubrey Beardsley, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha. While all Art Nouveau designs share common formal elements, different countries and regions produced their own variants.

In Scotland, the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh developed a singular, restrained look based on scale rather than ornament; a style best known from his narrow chairs with exceedingly tall backs, designed for Glasgow tea rooms. Meanwhile in France, Hector Guimard — whose iconic 1896 entry arches for the Paris Metro are still in use — and Louis Majorelle produced chairs, desks, bed frames and cabinets with sweeping lines and rich veneers. The Art Nouveau movement was known as Jugendstil ("Youth Style") in Germany, and in Austria the designers of the Vienna Secession group — notably Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann and Joseph Maria Olbrich — produced a relatively austere iteration of the Art Nouveau style, which mixed curving and geometric elements.

Art Nouveau revitalized all of the applied arts. Ceramists such as Ernest Chaplet and Edmond Lachenal created new forms covered in novel and rediscovered glazes that produced thick, foam-like finishes. Bold vases, bowls and lighting designs in acid-etched and marquetry cameo glass by Émile Gallé and the Daum Freres appeared in France, while in New York the glass workshop-cum-laboratory of Louis Comfort Tiffany — the core of what eventually became a multimedia decorative-arts manufactory called Tiffany Studios — brought out buoyant pieces in opalescent favrile glass. Jewelry design was revolutionized, as settings, for the first time, were emphasized as much as, or more than, gemstones. A favorite Art Nouveau jewelry motif was insects (think of Tiffany, in his famed Dragonflies glass lampshade).

Like a mayfly, Art Nouveau was short-lived. The sensuous, languorous style fell out of favor early in the 20th century, deemed perhaps too light and insubstantial for European tastes in the aftermath of World War I. But as the designs on 1stDibs demonstrate, Art Nouveau retains its power to fascinate and seduce.

There are ways to tastefully integrate a touch of Art Nouveau into even the most modern interior — browse an extraordinary collection of original antique Art Nouveau furniture on 1stDibs, which includes decorative objects, seating, tables, garden elements and more.