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Rosenthal Germany Art Nouveau Figurine Lo Hesse, Holzer-Defanti made circa 1923
By Constantin Holzer-Defanti
Located in Vienna, AT
Rosenthal Germany rarest female Art Nouveau Figurine: LO Hesse Manufactory: Bahnhof Selb (Art
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1920s German Art Deco Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Figurine 'Pierrette' by Martin Wiegand, Meissen Germany, ca 1908
By Martin Wiegand, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Extremely rare Meissen Art Nouveau porcelain figurine: Red-haired girl sitting on the ground with
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Meissen Art Nouveau Figurine, Baby Child with Picture Book, by Konrad Hentschel
By Meissen Porcelain, Julius Konrad Hentschel
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Nouveau Meissen porcelain figure from the time the model was created: Baby in a dress with
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Meissen Art Nouveau Figurine Pair Snowball Thrower & Girl, A. Koenig, c 1910
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Very charming Meissen Art Nouveau porcelain figurines: Boy in dark blue jacket, under it a brown
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1910s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Meissen Art Nouveau Figurine, Girl With Doll's Pram, by Konrad Hentschel, 1905
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Nouveau Meissen porcelain figure from the time the model was created: The girl in a white dress
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Meissen Art Nouveau Figurine, Lady With Muff, by Konrad Hentschel, ca 1906
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
: made around 1906 Style: Art Nouveau Material: multicolored porcelain, glossy finish
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Meissen Art Nouveau Figurine, Young Lady Ring Thrower, by R. Boeltzig, Ca 1924
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Extremely decorative full-sculptural representation of an Art Nouveau beauty in softly falling robe
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1920s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Meissen Art Nouveau Figurine Pair Boy & Girl With Hoops, A. Koenig, c 1910
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare Meissen Art Nouveau porcelain figurines: Two children with colorful hoops: Standing boy
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1910s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Meissen Germany Art Nouveau Figurine Girl With Shawl, by Theodor Eichler, c 1913
By Meissen Porcelain, Theodor Eichler
Located in Vienna, AT
Depiction of a young unclothed Art Nouveau girl with artfully pinned up hair with incorporated hood
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1910s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Rosenthal Porcelain Figurine of Storming Bacchantes by A. Cassmann
By Rosenthal
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An Art Nouveau figurine by Rosenthal. Entitled "Stürmende Bacchantes" which translates to
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1910s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Glass and Spelter Sculptural lamp
Located in Portland, England
Standing over 50 cm tall and beautifully cast from coloured and patinated spelter this French Art
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

Art Nouveau Glass and Spelter Floral Sculptural Table Lamp
Located in Portland, England
This Art Nouveau French glass and spelter figural lamp is dated early 1900's. Standing 55cm tall
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

1926 Rosenthal Art Nouveau Geisha Porcelain Figure Richard Forster B.160
By Rosenthal
Located in SE
A Rosenthal figurine of Ariadne - daughter of King Minos of Crete from Greek Mythology. Minos put
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1920s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

1923 Rosenthal Ariadne A.Caasmann Porcelain Figure Figurine
By Rosenthal
Located in SE
A Rosenthal figurine of Ariadne - daughter of King Minos of Crete from Greek Mythology. Minos put
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1920s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

Rare Porcelain Figure of 'Salome' by Karl Klaus for Ernst Wahliss
Located in Brisbane City, QLD
A very rare and important figure of 'Salome' holding the head of John The Baptist crafted in Austria. The figure is the work of Karl Klaus (1889-1925) and was crafted by the maker Er...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

Antique Jesus Christ Portrait Medallion Plaque Henri Miault French Catholic 1900
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique Bronze Jesus Portrait Medallion Plaque by Henri Miault, French Catholic and Christian Gifts An antique bronze medallion with a portrait of Jesus by the French sculptor Henri...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Bronze

WMF Silverplate Dachshund Dog Figure Monumental 14 Inch Rare Circa 1880
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in New York, NY
considered to be the best examples of the Art Nouveau style, known as Jugendstil in Germany and Secessionist
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Silver Plate

Antique ArtNouveau MuchaMajorelleGruberStyle SignedNancyStainedGlass SilveredBox
By Daum
Located in Chicago, IL
Influenced by the Art-Nouveau illustrations of Alphonse Mucha, this antique French jewelry box
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1890s French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Gilt Metal, Mixed Metal, Silver Plate, Brass, Bronze

Faberge Ruby Agate Turtle Julius Rappoport Workmaster .875 Silver Tortoise 1910
By Fabergé
Located in New York, NY
This is a magnificent Faberge Turtle or Tortoise in Silver with Ruby Eyes and a carved Agate Shell signed I.P. for the famed Faberge Workmaster Julius Rappoport. The spectacular car...
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Early 20th Century Russian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Agate, Ruby, Silver

DaumNancyFrance ArtDeco Signed Glass Applications LeadCrystal Sculptural Vase
By Daum
Located in Chicago, IL
that evolved from Daum's Art Nouveau foliage designs. The angular and curvilinear shapes of this vessel
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1920s French Art Deco Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Crystal

Art Nouveau Austrian Terracotta Sculpture, Ernst Wahliss, 19th Century
By Ernst Wahliss
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
An Austrian Ernst Wahliss Art Nouveau figurine, circa 1880 Ernst Wahliss (1837-1900), Austrian
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1880s Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Terracotta

Porcelain Figure Of A Faun With Crocodile Rosenthal Selb Germany Circa 1924
By Ferdinand Liebermann
Located in Vienna, AT
Admirable Art Nouveau Figurine by Rosenthal. Faun terrified standing on a broken piece of ruins
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1920s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Large Meissen Art Nouveau Figure, Flora with Cupids, by Emmerich Oehler, ca 1913
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Extremely rare Art Nouveau Figurine Group by Meissen: Monumental figure of Flora, taking a step
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1910s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Peacock Bimini Art Glass Sculpture Figurine, 1910s
By Lauschaer, Bimini Glass
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early-20th century hand blown Peacock Figurine, made probably in the Lauscha Thuringia Area
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Blown Glass

Large Royal Dux Porcelain Art Nouveau Maiden Centrepiece Figurine
By Royal Dux
Located in London, GB
A Lovely Example of a Large Antique Royal Dux Porcelain Art Nouveau Maiden Figurine. Very elegant
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Early 1900s Czech Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Antique Finely Crafted Elephant Porcelain Figurine Art Nouveau
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
A naturalistic shaped and fine detailed elephant figurine from the Art Nouve era dating to around
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1910s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Dahl-Jensen Porcelain Figurine Arabian Girl #1129 Royal Copenhagen
By Jens Peter Dahl-Jensen
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
sculptor of his company, some of his Art Nouveau figurines are still produced by Royal Copenhagen. In 1925
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1920s Danish Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Pair of Antique Art Nouveau Royal Dux Porcelain Figurines
By Royal Dux Bohemia
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
style of Art Nouveau. Both figurines are clearly marked with the early Royal Dux signature triangle and
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Bronze Nude Female Moon Figurine, 19th Century
Located in Southall, GB
A Gorgeous French Art Nouveau style statue in bronze showing a semi nude moon girl. The Patina is
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19th Century European Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Ceramic Figurines Rstk Amphora Austria Turn Teplitz
By Amphora Austria Manufactory
Located in Wommelgem, VAN
Art Nouveau ceramic figurines Rstk Amphora Austria Turn Teplitz - a pair Attributed to Riessner
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19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Art Nouveau Porcelain Boy Figurine Lederhosen Octoberfest German, 1900
By Katzhütte
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Octoberfest Lederhosen boy figure handmade in Germany circa 1900s or older. A beautiful piece for any room. Handmade and hand painted in beautiful colors.
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Bisque Porcelain Boy Figurine Lederhosen Octoberfest German, 1900
By Katzhütte
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Octoberfest Lederhosen boy figure handmade in Germany circa 1900s or older. A beautiful piece for any room. Handmade and hand painted in beautiful colors.
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Vase Noble Lady Figurine Bisque Porcelain, German, circa 1900
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful flower vase handmade in Germany circa 1900s or older. A beautiful piece for any room. Handmade and hand painted in beautiful colors.
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Figurine of Thumbelina Patinated Bronze n Stone Base 19th Century Art Nouveau
Located in Sweden, SE
Christian Andersen. Very fine cast bronze figure of the late 19th century in the Art Nouveau style. The
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Stone, Bronze

Carl Klimt Most Lovely Art Nouveau Cherub Figurine on Lid of Bowl, circa 1910
Located in Vienna, AT
MOST LOVELY ART NOUVEAU CHERUB FIGURINE ATTACHED TO LID OF BOX / BOWL MADE CIRCA 1910
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Ceramic

Carl Klimt Art Nouveau Cherub Figurine Large Centrepiece c.1919
Located in Vienna, AT
Most lovely Art Nouveau cherub figurine attached to centrepiece. made circa 1919 modelled by
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

Zsolnay Vintage Nicest Art Nouveau Eosin Bowl with Lady Figurine made 1900-1902
By Zsolnay
Located in Vienna, AT
Zsolnay vintage quite large Art Nouveau nicest Eosin Bowl with a Sculptured Female Figurine
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Early 20th Century Hungarian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Glazed Italian Torino-Like Porcelain Figurine of a Boy and his Dog
Located in North Miami, FL
Art Nouveau glazed italian Torino-like porcelain figurine of a boy and his dog By: unknown
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Enamel

Vintage Art Nouveau Era Vase With Feminine Figurine Sculpture and Floral Motif.
Located in Seattle, WA
This Vase has gorgeous Petina around the female sculpture. It gives the illusion that she is climbing up the vines that wrap around the vase. Possibly early 1900s. Marble or stone ba...
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Early 1900s Mid-Century Modern Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Metal

Bronze Art Nouveau Lady Antique Table Lamp
Located in Lincoln, GB
Elegant Bronze Art Nouveau Lady Antique Table Lamp, a captivating piece that seamlessly blends
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19th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Bronze

Bronze Art Nouveau Lady Antique Table Lamp
Bronze Art Nouveau Lady Antique Table Lamp
H 22.05 in W 9.85 in D 7.49 in
Large Goldscheider Art Déco Figurine 'Helena', Allegory of Beauty, circa 1925
By Goldscheider Manufactory of Vienna, Ernst Seger
Located in Vienna, AT
Very large and rare Goldscheider Vienna ceramic figurine: Art Déco execution of an Art Nouveau
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1920s Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Ceramic

Large Goldscheider Art Déco Figurine 'Helena', Allegory of Beauty, circa 1920
By Ernst Seger, Goldscheider Manufactory of Vienna
Located in Vienna, AT
Very large and rare Goldscheider Vienna ceramic figurine: Art Déco execution of an Art Nouveau
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1920s Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Deer Bimini Style Lauscha Art Glass Sculpture Figure, 1910s
By Lauschaer, Bimini Glass
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early-20th century hand blown Deer Figurine, made probably in the Lauscha Thuringia Area in
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Blown Glass

Figurative Toothpick Holder Stand WMF Art Nouveau Antique Silverplated
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
This cute antique Art Nouveau figurative toothpick holder by WMF is a delightful representation of
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Silver Plate, Pewter

Art Nouveau Mantel Clock by Francois Moreau From 1900/1920
By Hippolyte François Moreau
Located in Opole, PL
Art Nouveau Mantel Clock by Francois Moreau From 1900/1920 An Art Nouveau clock featuring a bronze
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Bronze, Zinc

Large Pair of Royal Dux Figurines
By Royal Dux
Located in Toronto, CA
exuberant decorations of flowers, leaves and trees in typical Art Nouveau style.
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Ceramic

Early 19th Century Art Nouveau Bronze Bookends/Bust - Jacques Marin
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Matching pair of Art Nouveau period bookends or busts. The figurines are made of green patinated
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Belgian Black Marble, Bronze

Antique Art Nouveau KPM Berlin Porcelain Gilded Windmill Charger Plate 14"
By Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (KPM)
Located in Dayton, OH
scene that of a windmill, figures, and sailboats surrounded by Art Nouveau design of floral swags
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Ernst Wahliss Art Nouveau Teplitz Figural Tray Maiden & Lily Pads
Located in Lisbon, PT
An extraordinary Secession Style Ernst Wahliss hand-painted porcelain figurine tray with a elegant
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Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Art Deco Bronze Blue Bird Bell Sculpture by Edouard Marcel Sandoz Cubist, French
By Edouard-Marcel Sandoz
Located in Oakland, CA
Art Deco bronze blue bird bell sculpture by Edouard Marcel Sandoz. Bronze cubist bird figurine
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1920s Art Deco Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Bronze

Michael Powolny Art Nouveau Vienna Centrepiece with Three Cherubs, circa 1912
By Michael Powolny
Located in Vienna, AT
Michael Powolny Art Nouveau centrepiece with three cherubs - most lovely ceramics item! Modelled by
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1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Ceramic

Meissen Art Nouveau Hentschel Child Looking at Picture-Book Model U 149
By Julius Konrad Hentschel
Located in Vienna, AT
: porcelain, glossy finish, multicolored painted Technique: handmade porcelain Style: Art Nouveau Modelled
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Frog Lidded Vessel by Christen Thompson for Royal Copenhagen
By Christian Thomsen, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Chicago, US
figurines and dinner services, a modern experimental stoneware studio was born. Royal Copenhagen’s Art
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Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Stoneware

French Art Nouveau Clock Set 'Poésie' 'Ch Ruchot' by Japy Freres
By Japy Frères
Located in SAINTE-COLOMBE, FR
Jean Charles Ruchot working in the Art Nouveau period. The white ceramic dial has Arabic numerals
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Marble, Spelter

Italian Pair of Rooster Figures 20th Century Art Nouveau Animalier Sculptures
Located in Milano, MI
Art Nouveau period, inspired to the Animalier style, realized with a dinamic fighting posture. Two
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Bronze

Large Amphora Art Nouveau Handled Vase Attributed to Paul Dachsel
By Amphora, Paul Dachsel
Located in Miami Beach, FL
and vases with animals. Starting in the late 1890’s the Art Nouveau style was evident in the designs
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Rene Lalique Glass 'Une Figurine et Fleurs' Plate
By René Lalique
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Rene Lalique clear and frosted glass, 'Une Figurine et Fleurs' plate. Sepia stained details. This
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1920s French Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Glass

Porcelain Figurine 'Temple Dedication' by Liebermann Rosenthal Selb Germany 1916
By Ferdinand Liebermann
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare Rosenthal figurine, only 200 versions in existence: A scantily clad Art Nouveau beauty, a
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1910s German Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Italian Pair of Wall Brackets with Children Busts and Flowers 1920
Located in Milano, MI
Pair of 20th century Art Nouveau Italian wall brackets, two hand-modeled, hand painted ceramic
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Ceramic

Beautiful Marterl, miniature Wayside Cross Figurine Vintage, Austria, 1890s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Old Marterl, miniature wayside cross with Madonna/Mother of God, deer, hand-painted with cold paint, like the well-known Viennese bronze figures, made of metal, religious decoration ...
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1890s Austrian Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Figurines Antique

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Metal

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Art Nouveau Figurines Antique For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic art nouveau figurines antique available at 1stDibs. An art nouveau figurines antique — often made from ceramic, porcelain and metal — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without an art nouveau figurines antique — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. An art nouveau figurines antique, designed in the Art Nouveau style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made art nouveau figurines antique has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Royal Copenhagen, Bing & Grøndahl and Christian Thomsen are consistently popular.

How Much is a Art Nouveau Figurines Antique?

An art nouveau figurines antique can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $645, while the lowest priced sells for $38 and the highest can go for as much as $83,387.

A Close Look at art-nouveau Furniture

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

ORIGINS OF ART NOUVEAU FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF ART NOUVEAU FURNITURE DESIGN

  • Sinuous, organic and flowing lines
  • Forms that mimic flowers and plant life
  • Decorative inlays and ornate carvings of natural-world motifs such as insects and animals 
  • Use of hardwoods such as oak, mahogany and rosewood

ART NOUVEAU FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ANTIQUE ART NOUVEAU FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

Art Nouveau — which spanned furniture, architecture, jewelry and graphic design — can be easily identified by its lush, flowing forms suggested by flowers and plants, as well as the lissome tendrils of sea life. Although Art Deco and Art Nouveau were both in the forefront of turn-of-the-20th-century design, they are very different styles — Art Deco is marked by bold, geometric shapes while Art Nouveau incorporates dreamlike, floral motifs. The latter’s 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. Impressionist artists were moved by the artistic tradition of Japanese woodblock printmaking, and Japonisme — a term used to describe the appetite for Japanese art and culture in Europe at the time — greatly informed Art Nouveau. 

The Art Nouveau style quickly reached a wide audience in Europe via advertising posters, book covers, illustrations and other work by such artists as Aubrey Beardsley, Henri de 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.