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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

Pair of Art Nouveau Vases
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
In enameled copper on a red background representing a bare breasted woman and a cherub in a floral design. Measures: Height 11 cm, diameter 6 cm.
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

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H 4.34 in. Dm 2.37 in.
Pair Austrian Art Nouveau Vases
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Austrian Art Nouveau vases with an iridescent glaze and fine 24 carat gold gilding.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

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H 10 in. W 12 in. D 4 in.
Pair of French Art Nouveau Vases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau patinaed metal scroll shaped vases with red flowers. (signed)
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Metal

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H 19 in. W 9.5 in. D 8.75 in.
Pair of Red Enamel Vases, Art Nouveau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of red enamel vases with Polychrome Painting, Art Nouveau style, late 19th century.
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Antique Late 19th Century European Art Nouveau Vases

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Enamel

Pair of Art Nouveau Style Ceramic Vases
Located in Bellport, NY
Pair of hand thrown hand painted studio crafted vases. Soft grey and lavender painted leaves, side handles probably from the 1970s immaculate condition.
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20th Century Portuguese Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Royal Dux Pair of Art Nouveau Tall Vases
By Royal Dux Bohemia
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a pair of Royal Dux vases featuring some nymphs dressed with green robes, but showing half of one of their breasts. They are standing in front of beige tree trunks adorned wi...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Pair of French Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Vases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau gilt bronze vases with handles with floral design and female heads. (PRICED AS PAIR).  
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze

Pair of WMF Art Nouveau Silver Plated Vases
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair of WMF Art Nouveau silver plated vases with decoration and original glass liners.
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Vases

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Silver

Karl Rudolf Ditmar Pair of Art Nouveau Iridescent Art Pottery Vases
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning pair Austrian heliosine iridescent glazed art pottery vases by Karl Rudolf Ditmar (1818-1895). The pair of squat double gourd shaped vases are decorated in rich green heli...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

Pair of Small Art Nouveau Blue Glazed Ceramic Vases
Located in Barntrup, DE
An adorable pair of small Art Nouveau period vases. These beautiful vases are made of glazed ceramic in indigo blue color and adorned with decorative pewter mountings. Germany, circa...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Rörstrand / Rorstrand, a Pair of Art Nouveau Vases in Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rörstrand / Rorstrand. A pair of art nouveau vases in porcelain decorated with violet and green flowers in relief, circa 1900. Measures: 19 x 8.5 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
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Antique Early 1900s Swedish Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Pair of Art Nouveau Blown Glass and Bronze Vases
Located in Fairfax, VA
Pair of early 20th century European Art Nouveau blown glass vases with beautiful bronze decoration.
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze

Hippolyte François Moreau, A Pair of Antique Art Nouveau Vases
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Hippolyte François Moreau (1832-1927), French sculptor. A pair of antique Art Nouveau vases with handles in green patinated bronze. Glass inserts. 1880s. Measures: 34.5 x 13 cm....
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze

Pair of Royal Doulton Bruslem Art Nouveau Tall Vases
By Royal Doulton
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of 16 inch tall Royal Doulton hand enameled art nouveau bases. The thin tapering necks with bulbous body with hand enameled decoration with cobalt blue glaze accents. Marked o...
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Antique Early 1900s English Art Nouveau Vases

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Enamel

Pair of French Art Nouveau Barbedienne Bronze Dore Vases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau bronze dore vases with floral relief and filigree top on round green marble bases (BARBEDIENNE) (PRICED AS PAIR).  
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Marble, Bronze

Floral Art Nouveau Vase by Mettlach, Later Villeroy & Boch, a Pair
By Mettlach
Located in Countryside, IL
Floral Art Nouveau vase by Mettlach, later Villeroy & Boch - a pair Each vase measures: 7 wide x 7 deep x 17 inches high This pair is in excellent vintage condition We take ...
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20th Century German Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Pair of High Art Nouveau Ceramic Vases, Italy, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of high Art Nouveau ceramic vases. Made in Italy, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Thomas Webb Art Nouveau Pair Bronze Iridescent Handled Glass Vases
By Thomas Webb & Sons
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A superb and stylish pair British Art Nouveau iridescent bronze glass vases by Thomas Webb and dating from around 1890-1910. The hand-blown glass vases stand raised on a rounded pede...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

Early Art Nouveau Gilt Porcelain Pair Vase
Located in Hudson, NY
Early Art Nouveau royal bone porcelain decorative Amphora style vase with scrolls gilt handles and exterior painted floral design details . Each vase is in great condition . Minor we...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Vases

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Gold

Pair of Art Nouveau Czech Loetz Type Red Art Glass Vases by Rindskopf
By Josef Rindskopf’s Söhne
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine pair of Loetz type Art Nouveau or Jugendstil vases with an internal red oil spot decoration and a lightly iridescent surfaces. Attributed to the Czech glass manufacturer J...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Pair of Large Terracotta Vases, circa 1910
Located in Traversetolo, IT
A stunning French Art Nouveau pair of large vases with female figures of the era, circa 1910.
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Terracotta

Pair of Art Nouveau Ceramic Vases Glazed, France circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Lovely pair of Art Nouveau Ceramic Vases from the period in France around 1900. The unusual shaped vases show a beautiful glazed surface in very special green and white tones. A real...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

A Pair of Art Nouveau Amphorae
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
A pair of Art nouveau amphorae patinated bronze and gilt, circa 1910 decorated with vine plants and snails Origin France perfect condition.
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze

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H 9.85 in. Dm 3.35 in.
Pair of Ashby Potters Guild Art Nouveau Mottled Blue Glazed Vases
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An exceptional pair of Art Nouveau tulip shaped art pottery vase decorated in streaked blue glazes dating between 1909 and 1922. The vases stand on wide rounded slightly domed feet t...
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Vintage 1910s English Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

Stunning Pair of French Art Nouveau or Art Deco Vases, Solid Brass
Located in Arles, FR
Intricately detailed pair of French vases with an important Art Nouveau or Art Deco style, "decor or vegetaliste," or a plant motif. These fine quality vases are made from solid bra...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Brass

Pair of Large Art Nouveau Green Crackle Glass Vases, circa 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
A beautiful pair of large Art Nouveau vases made of clear green crackle glass with stylized Art Nouveau patinated pewter ornate mounts. Dimensions: height 40 cm / 15.74 in, diameter...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Pewter

Art Nouveau Pair Silver Plated Leaf Mounted Webb Cased Glass Vases
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish pair Art Nouveau pair Thomas Webb attributed cased blue glass vases set within a silver-plated scrolling leaf and stem mounts dating from around 1900. The wirework stands a...
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Antique Early 1900s British Art Nouveau Vases

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Silver Plate

Pair of French Art Nouveau Enamel and Sevres Porcelain Vases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau enamel and Sevres porcelain vases with cover having a scene of a winged woman with a bronze finial and base (as is-rePairs to base) (PRICED AS Pair)
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze, Enamel

Wonderful Pair Moser Vases Fine Quality Art Glass Art Nouveau Deco Gilt Enamel
By Moser Glassworks
Located in Roslyn, NY
Outstanding pair of vases, made in Czechoslovakia by Moser. Known for very high quality art glass, in the Art Nouveau motif with very fine heavy enameling and detail.
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Vintage 1920s Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass, Blown 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

Art Nouveau Rörstrand Pair of Porcelain Vases, Sweden, 19th Century
By Rörstrand
Located in Bochum, NRW
Beautiful and hard to find pair of tall Swedish Rörstrand blue white earthenware vases decorated with alternating medallions of bucolic scenes and floral arrangements on a blue leaf ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Annie Partridge Pair Doulton Lambeth Art Nouveau Vases with Maiden Masks
By Doulton Lambeth
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A fine pair Doulton Lambeth Art Nouveau art pottery vases decorated with maiden masks by Annie Partridge and dating from around 1910. The stoneware vases are of tall slender bulbous ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Art Nouveau Vases

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Stoneware

Pair of Royal Dux Flower Vases or Centerpieces, Art Nouveau Era
By Royal Dux Bohemia
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Nouveau Royal Dux flower vases or centerpieces. Each bearing the Royal Dux Seal and inventory number on the reverse. A Fine pair of porcelain vases each depicting raised grap...
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Mid-20th Century Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Pair of Art Nouveau Japanese Awaji Pottery Organic Gourd Form Tendril Vases
By Awaji Pottery
Located in Wilton, CT
Antique pair of Awaji vases in great, organic Art Nouveau form, each with two pair long, swooping tendril handles, circa 1910. Measures: 12 1/8" high, 6" diameter. Excellent antique ...
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Vintage 1910s Japanese Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

Pair of Art Nouveau Glass Vases, France, circa 1920
Located in Barntrup, DE
A pair of Art Nouveau period large glass vases with hand painted flowers and ornaments. Dimensions: diameter: 11 cm / 4.33 in on top and 8.5 cm / 3.34 in on bottom; height: 37.5 cm ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases

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Glass

James Plant Pair Art Nouveau Silver Mounted Turquoise Streak Glazed Vases
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An unusual pair Art Deco silver mounted art nouveau vases decorated in turquoise streaked glazes by James Plant & Sons and dating from the early 20th century. The bulbous shaped eart...
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Vases

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Silver

Pair of Art Nouveau Silver Plated Vases with Stylized Female Figures
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This matched pair of silver plated vases each depicting a stylized robed female with outstretched arms were mostly likely made in France, although are unmarked. The arms function as ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Silver Plate

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

Legras French Art Nouveau Pair of Enameled Swan Vase, 1920s
By François-Théodore Legras
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Pair of French Art Deco vases by François-Théodore LEGRAS, France, 1920s. Pair of glass vases with enamelled decoration of two swans on each vase. Face to face decor. Each - Height :...
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Vintage 1920s European Art Deco Vases

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Art Glass

Pair of French Antique Art Nouveau Muller Frères Vases Satinated Glass 1900
By Muller Fres Luneville
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Gorgeous pair of Art Nouveau vases by Muller Freres Luneville in frosted glass 1900 France. The vases are made from satinated (frosted) glass with amazing floral shapes & motives d...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Monumental Art Nouveau Cobalt Blue and Gold Vases by Gustave Asch, Pair
By Gustave Asch
Located in Austin, TX
Late 19th century vases by Gustave Asch (b. 1856-d. 1911), Art Nouveau / Art Deco artist working in the south of France before and just after the turn of the century. At 21" high, th...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Pair of Small Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Flower Shaped Vases
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Middleburg, VA
Pair of Small Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Flower Shaped Vases Two beautiful fluted vases that are in excellent condition. Stamped on bottom: "Tiffany & Co. Sterling Si...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Vases

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Art Nouveau 19th Century Wedgewood Marsden Vases with Foliate Designs
By Wedgewood
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of Art Nouveau vases were realized in England circa 1890 by the esteemed maker Wedgewood. They have a circular base and bulbous bodies that tapers to its neck befor...
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Antique 1890s British Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic, Paint

French Art Nouveau Pair of Large Terracotta Vases Signed F. Citti, 1900-1910
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A stunning French Art Nouveau pair of large vases with female figures of the era, signed by the Parisian Sculptor F. Citti, Paris 1900-1910. Measures: Height 19 in (48 cm) Width...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Terracotta

Pair of Faience Vases, Art Nouveau. Design by Alf Wallander for Rörstrand
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
A pair of faience vases, Art Nouveau. Design by Alf Wallander for Rörstrand, early 1900s. Decorated with flowers. Signed. Measures: 23 cm x 19 cm In perfect condition.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Vases

Pair of Art Nouveau Majolica Vases by B. Bloch Eichwald, Bohemia, circa 1900
By Bernhard Bloch
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Very rare pair of early Art Nouveau Majolica Vases made by the renowed majolica manufactory of Bernhard Bloch/ Eichwald at the beginning of the 20th century in Bohemia. Real beautifu...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Majolica

French Art Nouveau Pair of Large Terracotta Vases Signed F. Citti, 1900-1910
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A stunning French Art Nouveau pair of large vases with female figures of the era, signed by the Parisian Sculptor F. Citti, Paris, 1900-1910 Measures: Height 19 in (48 cm) Width 7.2...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Terracotta

Pair of French Art Nouveau Porcelain Large Figural Vases
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Pair of French Art Nouveau porcelain large figural vases. Very impressive size standing 31 1/2" tall and 13" by 11". This pair of aristocrats have feathers in their hats and wonderfu...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Vases

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Porcelain

Magnificent Pair of Amphora Art Nouveau "Lily of the Valley" Figural Vases, 1905
By Amphora
Located in Rancho Mirage, CA
Proud to offer this matching PAIR of early 20th Century Austria Imperial Amphora “Lily-of-the-Valley” maiden vases. These vases were designed by Eduard Stellmacher and manufactured b...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Pair of French Art Nouveau Bronze Vases with Flowers in Relief, circa 1890
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
A pair of French Art Nouveau bronze vases with flowers in relief, circa 1890. In very good condition. Measures: 29.5 x 12.5 cm.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Vases

Pair of 20th Century Glass and Metal French Art Nouveau Style Vases, 1950
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Pair of French vases from the mid-20th century. Beautifully sized glass objects with chiseled metal decorations (copper tint) in Art Nouveau style and pleasant decor. Vases for antiq...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Metal

Pair of French Art Nouveau Vases by Alfonse Cytere Green Ochre Navy Blue
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Pair of French Art Nouveau vases by Alfonse Cytere of Rambervillers green ochre navy blue Two very attractive ceramic vases by Alfonse Cytere made at his Rambervillers works, in ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Palme König Pair of Art Nouveau Vases of Irritated and Frosted Green Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Palme König pair of Art Nouveau vases of irritated and frosted clear green glass. Bronze holder in the form of women on tripod. Produced by Palme König, Vienna. In perfect...
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20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

Pair of French Art Nouveau Legras Enameled Glass Vases, Early 20th Century
Located in Barntrup, DE
An elegant pair of French Art Nouveau glass vases with an enameled floral pattern in blue and gold colors, early 20th Century. Signed "Leg." on the side of each vase. Dimensions: he...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Pair of Art Nouveau Pewter and Green Glass Twin-Handled Vases, by Osiris
By Osiris
Located in London, GB
Osiris, a pair of Art Nouveau pewter and green glass twin-handled vases, stamped 'Osiris 518 Isis.'
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20th Century Art Nouveau Vases

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Pewter

Pair of Glazed Ceramic Vases, Art Nouveau Period, France, Early 20th Century
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of glazed ceramic vases. Art Nouveau period, France, early 20th century.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Pair of Large Art Nouveau Blown Glass and Enamel Vases by Legras, France
By François-Théodore Legras
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Pair of large Art Nouveau hand blown and hand enameled glass by François Theodore Legras in France, circa. 1890. Decorated in a clear Art Nouveau style, both vases present three sid...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Enamel

Pair of Art Nouveau Majolica Vases by J. Bernard De Bruyne, France, circa 1910
By Bernard De Bruyne
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Gorgeous pair of Art Nouveau Majolica Vases by J. Bernard De Bruyne Lille, made in France around 1910. Both vases impress with an fantastic shaped body with wonderful wide curved han...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Majolica

Large Pair of Reed & Barton Art Nouveau Silver Plate Urn Handle Vases WMF Urns
By Reed & Barton
Located in Roslyn, NY
A fine large pair of Reed & Barton Art Nouveau form silver plate urn vases with handle in the manner of WMF. Measures: 14 x 9.5.
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Vintage 1930s Art Nouveau Vases

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Silver Plate

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Art Nouveau Vase Pair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal art nouveau vase pair for your home. Frequently made of ceramic, metal and glass, every art nouveau vase pair was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without an art nouveau vase pair — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. An art nouveau vase pair, designed in the Art Nouveau, Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made art nouveau vase pair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Delphin Massier, Rörstrand and Bernard De Bruyne are consistently popular.

How Much is a Art Nouveau Vase Pair?

The average selling price for an art nouveau vase pair at 1stDibs is $1,720, while they’re typically $159 on the low end and $78,000 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.

Finding the Right Vases for You

Whether it’s a Chinese Han dynasty glazed ceramic wine vessel, a work of Murano glass or a hand-painted Scandinavian modern stoneware piece, a fine vase brings a piece of history into your space as much as it adds a sophisticated dynamic.

Like sculptures or paintings, vases are considered works of fine art. Once offered as tributes to ancient rulers, vases continue to be gifted to heads of state today. Over time, decorative porcelain vases have become family heirlooms to be displayed prominently in our homes — loved pieces treasured from generation to generation.

The functional value of vases is well known. They were traditionally utilized as vessels for carrying dry goods or liquids, so some have handles and feature an opening at the top (where they flare back out). While artists have explored wildly sculptural alternatives over time, the most conventional vase shape is characterized by a bulbous base and a body with shoulders where the form curves inward.

Owing to their intrinsic functionality, vases are quite possibly versatile in ways few other art forms can match. They’re typically taller than they are wide. Some have a neck that offers height and is ideal for the stems of cut flowers. To pair with your mid-century modern decor, the right vase will be an elegant receptacle for leafy snake plants on your teak dining table, or, in the case of welcoming guests on your doorstep, a large ceramic floor vase for long tree branches or sticks — perhaps one crafted in the Art Nouveau style — works wonders.

Interior designers include vases of every type, size and style in their projects — be the canvas indoors or outdoors — often introducing a splash of color and a range of textures to an entryway or merely calling attention to nature’s asymmetries by bringing more organically shaped decorative objects into a home.

On 1stDibs, you can browse our collection of vases by material, including ceramic, glass, porcelain and more. Sizes range from tiny bud vases to massive statement pieces and every size in between.