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Art Nouveau Blue Glass Vase
Located in Paris, FR
Vase in glass, on a sculpted metal mount Blue color. Flower and bird decor. Art nouveau style, circa 1900.  
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

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H 6.7 in. W 2.37 in. D 3.55 in.
Early 20th Century Blue Glass Vase
Located in London, GB
An early 20th century Art Nouveau blue glass vase of organic form, the shaped neck above a bulbous base with circular foot.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass, Blown Glass

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H 11 in. W 4 in. D 3.75 in.
Loetz Glass Art Nouveau
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Loetz Glass Art Nouveau Origin Austria Circa 1920 Blue leaves and flowers motif with white background perfect condition.
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

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H 10.83 in. W 3.55 in. D 3.55 in.
Art Nouveau Cup in Blue Glass
Located in Paris, FR
Cup in glass, blue color. Art Nouveau style, circa 1900.
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

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H 5.91 in. W 6.3 in. D 9.85 in.
Coupe Blue Fan Art Nouveau Enamelled Glass Gilt Art Nouveau Vase
Located in Houston, TX
Fan shaped blue enameled glass decorated with Japanese inspired ribbons and flowers. Work was done by glassmaker Auguste Jean. This Art Nouveau piece is unique and brightly colored.
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

Art Nouveau Silver-Overlaid Cobalt Blue Glass Centerpiece
Located in Dallas, TX
Art Nouveau silver-overlaid cobalt blue glass centerpiece represents classic elegance in an extraordinary way! The rich deep blue coloration derived from cobalt permeates the glass a...
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Antique 1890s Dutch Art Nouveau Centerpieces

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Art Glass

Loetz Art Nouveau Vase Crete Diaspora Silver Iris, Austria-Hungary, Around 1902
Located in Vienna, AT
In the model with irregular spherical decor blown body in baluster shape, round stand, bulging upwards after constriction, slight narrowing, straight cut mouth rim, four applied smal...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

Pair of Blue Art Nouveau Glass Vases, Attributed to Legras
By Verrerie Legras
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of blue glass vases, Art Nouveau style. Circa 1900 Enamelled and gilded decor.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

Silver 800 Art Nouveau Basket Original Blue Glass Liner Bremen, Germany
By Bremer Silberwarenfabrik
Located in Vienna, AT
Gorgeous Art Nouveau Silver 800 basket with handle and original cobalt blue glass liner. Made in Germany/ Bremer Silberwarenfabrik, circa 1905-1910 As from year 1905 Bremer Silbe...
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Silver

Tall Italian Art Nouveau Emerald Glass Silver Overlay Blue Decanter, 1938
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful and substantial 1930s century colorful Italian Murano art glass bottle, Italy, 1938. The tall bottle has a beautiful abstract design.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Nouveau Barware

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Silver Plate

Iriscident Art Nouveau Glass Vase by Loetz Witwe, Bohemia, circa 1902
By Johann Lötz Witwe
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Exceptional Art Nouveau glass vase by Loetz Witwe Klostermuehle, Bohemia, circa 1902. This absolute rare, iriscident Loetz vase shows an unusual shaped body with a beautiful green gl...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Glass

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Blown Glass

Rare Set of Six Art Nouveau Secessionist Copper Overlay Blue Glass Finger Bowls
Located in Whitburn, GB
Technical Description A set of six matching Art Nouveau Finger Bowls. They have dark blue bowls with copper rims and applied copper-engraved bands. Date & Origin Austria,...
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Antique 1890s Serving Bowls

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Blown Glass

Art Nouveau Large Ceramic Tile
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Nouveau ceramic tile, circa 1900. Designed by Carl Sigmund Luber (1896-1934), Germany. Manufactured by Johann von Schwarz, Nuremberg. Stoneware, glazed. The maid face is hand-pai...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Ceramics

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Ceramic, Stoneware

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H 4.72 in. W 14.17 in. D 0.39 in.
Antique Art Nouveau Stained Window Glass by Covina, 1930's
Located in Lisboa, 11
This Art Nouveau Painted Glass was produced in Portugal, by Covina - Companhia Vidreira Nacional, during the 1930's. It belonged to a door or a window and is a hand painted behind gl...
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Vintage 1930s Portuguese Art Nouveau Decorative Art

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Glass

Rare Pair of Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Cobolt Blue Vases
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rare pair of Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau cobolt blue vases with gold decorations. With rare blue export marks, most probably for Russia. Measure: 20.5 cm and are in perfect condition.
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

French Faïence Barbotine Majolica Art Nouveau Blue Asparagus Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Faïence Majolica glazed asparagus plate, circa 1885-1910. A bent, purple tipped asparagus spear with green and red leaves borders a deep sauce well. An Art Nouveau running ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Vase with Mounting
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau vase with mounting. Measures: 25cm First factory quality, in perfect condition.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

20s Blue Glass Art Nouveau Bracelet
Located in San Francisco, CA
20s Blue Glass Art Nouveau Bracelet 6 1/2" length, 1" wide at center jewel
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Vintage 1920s Art Nouveau Link Bracelets

Very Rare Daum Nancy Art Nouveau Cameo Vase with Flower Decor France 1895/1900
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare and exceptional piece of Art Nouveau glass: Small baluster-shaped vase on a separate stand, forming a small bulge, slender, slowly bulging towards the top and tapering tow...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

Daum Nancy Vase Flower Blossoms on Stems Art Nouveau France Lorraine c. 1900
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Daum Nancy Art Nouveau Vase made in France / Lorraine, circa 1900. Stunningly manufactured casing glass: With bright bluish glass layers underneath. Additionally, there are fines...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Glass

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Enamel

Paul Dachsel Amphora Art Nouveau Four Handle Lily Gold Blue Green Pottery Vase
By Paul Dachsel, Amphora
Located in Miami Beach, FL
7.25" Tall Paul Dachsel Amphora porcelain vase with 4 arms and a painted lily pad leaf design with gold assents. The vase is a beautiful blue and green color. Stamped and numbered ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Pottery

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Pottery, Porcelain

Art Nouveau Vase with 3 Handles with Controlled Drip Glazes in Blue and Green
By Thulin
Located in Verviers, BE
A classic example of Art Nouveau earthenware, And decorated with carefully controlled drip glazes in blue and green shades. Made by the Belgian factory at Thulin (1930s) with m...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Nouveau Ceramics

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Ceramic

Bing and Grondahl Art Nouveau Wall Plate with Stork
By Bing & Grøndahl
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bing and Grondahl Art Nouveau Wall Plate with Stork. Measures 13,3cm and is in good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Crystalline Vase by Valdemar Engelhardt #682
By Royal Copenhagen, Valdemar Engelhardt
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau crystalline vase by Valdemar Engelhardt #682. Measures 10.4 cm and is in perfect condition.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

12 Cauldon Gilt Octagonal Service Plates, Art Nouveau Raised Gold Blue Ground
By Cauldon
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This is a very rare set of 12 Cauldon service/presentation plates showcasing Art Nouveau decoration at it's finest. Hand-painted raised paste gold over robin's egg blue creates a sof...
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Antique 19th Century English Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

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Gold

Majolica Centerpiece by Sarreguemines Art Nouveau, France, circa 1915
By Sarreguemines
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Mesmerizing Majolica Centerpiece made by Sarreguemines in France, circa 1915. A very decorative piece of Majolica art depicting a heron on the top plate. Designed with much love to d...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Centerpieces

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Majolica

Mucha, Art Nouveau Ceramic Representing Sarah Bernard, Signed "MUCHA", 1900
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Mucha, Art Nouveau ceramic representing Sarah Bernard, signed "MUCHA" Georges Dreyfus Paris Edition, circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Ceramics

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Ceramic

Round Blue Glass Serving Bowl or Planter, Fenton
By Fenton Art Glass Company 1
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful bright blue round plater or serving dish. This piece would be perfect for serving, or as a planter. Dimensions: 9.75" diameter 2.5" tall.
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20th Century American Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Art Glass

Bing & Grondahl Art Nouveau Vase by Jo Ann Locher #575
By Bing & Grøndahl, Jo Ann Locher
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bing & Grondahl Art Nouveau vase by Jo Ann Locher #575. Measures 23.5cm and is in perfect condition.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Majolica Asparagu Pattern in Relief Set of 3 Plates, 1900s
By Villeroy & Boch
Located in Verviers, BE
Art Nouveau Majolica glazed tableware set of 3 pieces Asparagus pattern in relief. Majolica is a type of earthenware, Asparagus decorated with coloured lead glazes. Victorian Ma...
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Antique Early 1900s Luxembourgish Art Nouveau Ceramics

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Majolica

Danish Raadvad Bread Slicer Art Nouveau Style in Blue with Great Patina, 1920s
By Raadvad
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Original vintage Danish almost antique Raadvad bread slicer in Art Nouveau style. The dusted blue lacquer has a great patina. Manufctured in Denmark circa 1920s-1930s. The bre...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau More Dining and Entertaining

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Iron, Steel

French Art Nouveau Pottery Blue Green Vase Denbac Ceramic Pot
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
French Art Nouveau pottery blue green vase Denbac ceramic potmic pot     An attractive small French art pottery vase of flaring-neck shape supported by four miniature buttresses,...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Ceramics

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Ceramic

Blue Sating Glass Stalagmite no.001
By Alexis Zambrano
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage found satin glass w/ steel structure, 2019. This series is formed out of the accumulation of "sediments" / found objects which no longer have a practical use. They have been ...
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2010s Art Nouveau Sculptures

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Glass

Majolica Polychrome Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase or Drinking Cup with Floral Motif
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
An Art Nouveau majolica ceramic flower motif vase or drinking glass. It is glazed in bright blue, pink, green, and yellow. An Art Deco style orchid takes center stage in the front wi...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Barware

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Ceramic, Paint

Bing & Grondahl Art Nouveau Unique Vase by Jo Ann Locher and Axel Salto #566
By Jo Ann Locher, Axel Salto, Bing & Grøndahl
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bing & Grondahl Art Nouveau unique vase by Jo Ann Locher and Axel Salto #566. Measures: 25.5 cm and is in perfect condition.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Cut Crystal Whiskey Glass Tumbler Baccarat Sapphire Blue
By Bohemia Crystal, Cristalleries De Baccarat
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of three whiskey glasses tumbler cobalt blue crystal Baccarat style. The vibrant hand blown rich sapphire blue jewel sapphire blue crystal glass is cut to clear to reveal a lov...
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Late 20th Century French Art Nouveau Barware

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Crystal

Art Nouveau - Art & Craft Sterling Silver Enamel Photograph Frame, Cymric 1903
By Liberty & Co., Archibald Knox, William Hair Haseler
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Nouveau - Art & craft sterling silver enamel photograph frame - William Hutton & Sons 1903. William Hutton & Sons silver and enamel square photo frame, the design attributed to K...
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Early 20th Century British Arts and Crafts Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Rene Lalique Opalescent Glass 'Malines' Vase
By René Lalique
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Rene Lalique opalescent glass 'Malines' vase. Pattern features fern fronds, climbing up the sides. Stencilled makers mark, 'R LALIQUE FRANCE' to the underside. Book reference: Marcil...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

Set of Four Cobalt Blue Cut Crystal Drinking Rock Glasses Tumbler
By Cristalleries De Baccarat, Bohemia Crystal
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of four highball cobalt blue crystal glasses. Exquisite Bohemian crystal style cut Czech drinking rock glasses tumbler set of four. The vibrant hand blown rich sapphire blue je...
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Late 20th Century European Art Nouveau Barware

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Crystal

Italian Red and Blue Murano Glass Bowl with Aventurine Gold Flecks
By AIREDELSUR
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Italian red and blue Murano glass bowl with aventurine gold flecks. Italy, 1950s. What is Murano Glass? Is it glass made in a special place? Or made using special techniques? It is ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Barware

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Glass

Blue Art Nouveau Glass Vase, Attributed to Legras
By Verrerie Legras
Located in Paris, FR
Blue glass vase, Art Nouveau style. Circa 1900. Enamelled and gilded decor.
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Pair of English Salt Cellar with Glass Inserts in Blue
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
A pair of English salt cellar with glass inserts in blue of English silver plate. Stamped, circa 1900. Measures: 5 cm. x 4.5 cm. In very good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s English Art Nouveau Tableware

Silver Set Three Bowls Cobalt Blue Glass Liners Master Bubeniczek Vienna ca.1900
By Viennese Manufactory
Located in Vienna, AT
Silver set of three oblong bowls / centrepieces with original cobalt blue glass liners. Art Nouveau / made circa 1900-1905 Stunningly manufactured set of three silver bowls: One of ...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Beautiful Mary Gregory Enamel Glass Handle Mug, Antique, German, 1900s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Wonderful antique German glass. This beautiful blue colored and enamel painted glass brings a touch of opulence to any collection of Mary Gregory Glasses. A nice addition to any room...
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Glass

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Enamel

Art Nouveau Blue Pendant Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass chain and canopy from about 1900 restored and polished with a new glass made to order.
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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H 24.41 in. Dm 7.09 in.
Blue Glass Vase Art Nouveau with Frilly Glass Top, Austria, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Mesmerizing early 20th century blue glass vase from the Art Nouveau period in Austria. The Beautifully designed around 1900 this glass vase shows a bulbous mouthblown dark blue body ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

"Untitled Vase" Blown Glass, Pink & Blue, Speckled, Sparkling, Signed by Artist
By Charles Schneider
Located in Detroit, MI
This speckled and sparkling glass vase is an exemplary piece of the Art Nouveau period of France and was created by legendary glass-smith Charles Schneider. The pink and blue speckle...
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau More Art

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Glass

Dish with Blue Glassware and Sculpted Metal
Located in Paris, FR
Dish Art Nouveau style. A blue glassware top with flowers decor, and a sculpted metal leg.
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Glass

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Metal

Royal Copenhagen Crystalline Glaze in Blue
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen crystalline glaze in blue Measures 15 cm tall (5 29/32 in).
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Loetz Witwe Glass Vase Decor "Creta Papillon" Iriscident, Bohemia, circa 1902
By Johann Lötz Witwe
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful small Loetz Witwe glass vase out of the famous workshops in Klostermuehle/ Bohemia from around 1902. The artfully formed vase with its matchless shape has a green mouthblow...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Glass

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Blown Glass

VIntage Art Nouveau Blue Murano Glass Vase Produced by Toso, Italy
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Italy, 1920s-1930s. Made in Murano glass. It might show slight traces of use since it's vintage, but it can be considered as in excellent original condition. Measures: Diameter 7 c...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Murano Glass

Loetz Glass Vase "Crete Papillon" by Koloman Moser for E. Bakalowits, circa 1899
By Koloman Moser, Johann Lötz Witwe
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Stunning Loetz glass vase by Koloman Moser for E. Bakalowits made in Klostermuehle/ Bohemia, circa 1899. This rare Bohemian glass vase was designed by none other than world-famous Au...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Glass

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Blown Glass

Art Nouveau Kralik Glassworks Loetz Type Blue on Gold Art Glass Vase
By Kralik Glassworks
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Loetz type art nouveau glass vase by Kralik Glassworks. Of green iridescent green glass with clear blue swirled and pulled threads. Height: circa 3 7/8 in. Items pur...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Light Blue Art Nouveau Glass Box with Enamel Paintings, Austria, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Enchanting light blue glass box adorned by lovely hand painted enamel paintings from the early period around 1900 in Austria. An absolute lovely piece of glass art impressing with wo...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Decorative Boxes

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Enamel

Vitange Murano Glass Sommerso Caviar Bowl, Archimede Seguso
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful vitange Murano glass caviar bowl in blue and green, attributed to Archimede Seguso. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Art Nouveau Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

French Art Nouveau & Art Deco Blue Glass Straws Fringe Bronze Chandelier c1920
Located in Coimbra, PT
Weight 7 Kg / 15 lb. 6-light bulbs E-14, good working condition, 1920s. Assembly required. Bulbs not included. Measures: Width 28 in / 70 cm Diagonal 36 in / 90 cm Height 40 in...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Bronze

Early 1900 Cappellin Bellotto Blue Murano Glass Wrought Iron Art Nouveau Vase
By Cappellin
Located in Brescia, IT
Vittorio Zecchin, Cappellin, Umberto Bellotto. Venice, early 1900 Light Blue blown glass and wrought iron Glass in perfect condition.
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Vintage 1910s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Wrought Iron

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Button with Crown and Blue Fluted Motif
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen porcelain button with crown and blue fluted motif. Measures 5 cm and is in perfect condition.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Translucen and Turquoise Murano Glass, Aventurine Gold and Silver Flecks,Italy
By AIREDELSUR
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Traslucid and turquoise Murano Glass, aventurine gold and silver flecks, Italy. What is Murano Glass? Is it glass made in a special place? Or made using special techniques? It is ac...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Barware

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Glass

Antique French Majolica Planter Cache Pot Jardiniere Vase Bowl Blue Floral Large
Located in Tyler, TX
Gorgeous Large antique French Majolica Cache pot, planter, jardiniere, flower pot, vase or bowl~~ART NOUVEAU~~c. 1900 Authentic French Majolica planter or cache pot~~Art Nouveau e...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Pottery

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Pottery

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Art Nouveau Blue Glass For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of art nouveau blue glass on 1stDibs. A piece of art nouveau blue glass — often made from glass, ceramic and metal — can elevate any home. Find 324 options for an antique or vintage item from our selection of art nouveau blue glass now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect choice in our collection of art nouveau blue glass — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An object in our assortment of art nouveau blue glass is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. A well-made option in this array of art nouveau blue glass has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Royal Copenhagen, Loetz Glass and Louis Comfort Tiffany are consistently popular.

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Prices for a piece of art nouveau blue glass start at $76 and top out at $32,500 with the average selling for $1,200.

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.