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Albine (Asleep Woman) - Original lithograph (1897/98)
By Albert Emile Artigue
Located in Paris, FR
Albert Emile ARTIGUE (1850 - 1927) Albine (Asleep Woman) Original litograph Platesigned 1897/98 Printed on paper Vélin Size 40 x 31 cm (c. 16 x 12") INFORMATION : Published by '...
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1890s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Woman in Traditional Dutch Costume - Original lithograph (1897/98)
By Jacques Wely
Located in Paris, FR
Jacques WELY (1873 - 1910) Woman in Traditional Dutch Costume Original litograph Platesigned 1897/98 Printed on paper Vélin Size 40 x 31 cm (c. 16 x 12") INFORMATION : Published ...
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1890s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

La Femme au Paon (Woman with a Peacock) - original lithograph (1897/98)
By Louis Rhead
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Rhead La femme au paon (Woman with a Peacock) Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate 1897/98 On vellum 40 x 31 cm (c. 16 x 12") INFORMATION : Published by 'Estamp...
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1890s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Unusual Art Nouveau Woman, Carved Wood and Metal Pipe Holder Wall Plaque
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual Art Nouveau woman, relief carved wood and metal pipe holder wall plaque. Stunning nude, wonderful detailing.., bronze mounted, hand forged pipe holders, carved wood match hol...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Nouveau Mounted Objects

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Woman Sculpture or Bust
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Beautiful alabaster sculpture of an Art Nouveau lady resting on a marble plinth. Signed R. Schoggi.
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Busts

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Alabaster, Marble

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H 9.75 in. W 6 in. D 3.5 in.
Art Nouveau Woman and Crescent Moon Diamond Necklace
By Mary Gallagher
Located in Foxborough, MA
Cast in solid 14k yellow gold this statuesque woman perched atop a crescent moon is a stunning ode to classic art nouveau themes in jewelry. Strung on a solid 20 inch twisted rope ch...
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2010s Art Nouveau Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold

Claude Bonnefond Art Nouveau Woman Candlestick or Statue, a Pair
By Claude Bonnefond
Located in Plainview, NY
An early 20th century spectacular pair of bronze plated figure of a sinewy and nature loving maiden holding three arm candelabras with flower design by Claude Bonnefond (or Jean - ca...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Candelabras

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Metal, Bronze

Leon Noel Delagrange French Bronze Bust of a Young Art Nouveau Woman
Located in Fairfax, VA
Leon Noel Delagrange an Art Nouveau French bronze bust of a classical female.
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Busts

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Bronze

Shiebler Sterling Silver Page Turner Mixed Metals Art Nouveau Woman 14K Gold
By George W. Shiebler & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Shiebler Incredible sterling silver and 14-karat gold page turner measuring 11" by Shiebler. The naturalistic decorations in this piece capture the essence of Art Nouveau design. ...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau Woman and Crescent Moon White Gold and Blue Sapphire Necklace
By Mary Gallagher
Located in Foxborough, MA
Cast in solid 14k white gold this statuesque woman perched atop a crescent moon is a stunning ode to classic art nouveau themes in jewelry. Strung on a solid 20 inch twisted rope cha...
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2010s Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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Blue Sapphire, White Gold

14 Karat Gold Woman's Face Portrait Ring
Located in Wallkill, NY
ART NOUVEAU Woman's face molded into a 14K Gold Ring. measures a 1 in. top to bottom. The ring is a size 8 and can be sized by us or your jeweler. Be sure to check our storefront fo...
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Vintage 1910s Art Nouveau Fashion Rings

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Nouveau Sculpture of a Young Woman
Located in Rochester, NY
Bronze Art Nouveau sculpture of a young woman with flowing hair. Mounted on rouge marble base. Circa 1900. Measure: 4 3/4" high.  
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Woman in a n Art Nouveau Dress - Lithograph, 1902
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in Paris, FR
Alphonse MUCHA Woman in a traditional dress Lithograph Printed signature bottom left On heavy paper 45.5 x 33 cm (c. 18 x 13 inch) Plate n°17 of the portfolio Figures Decoratives pu...
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Art Nouveau Portrait of a Woman
By Ernst Otto Leuenberger
Located in Meinisberg, CH
Ernst Otto Leuenberger (Swiss, 1856 - 1937) Jugendstil Portrait of a Woman Oil on canvas on card (Artistboard), ca. 38.5 x 30.5 cm Signed lower right Frame, ca. 42.5 x 34.5 cm Ern...
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1910s Naturalistic Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Antique 1915 Large Art Nouveau Semi Nude woman
By Joseph Tomanek
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Rare Art Nouveau painting by Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974), depicting a child prancing around for several semi-nude woman in field. Highly Decorative and painted with beautif...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Art Nouveau Portrait of a Woman with Poppies in her Hair
Located in Buffalo, NY
A beautiful antique French Art Nouveau Oil Painting by an unknown artist of extreme talent.
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19th Century Art Nouveau Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Phryne - Marble Bust of a Beautiful Young Woman Perfect Silhouette Art Nouveau
By Emmanuel Villanis
Located in Miami, FL
Emmanuel Villanis was well known primarily for his bronzes of beautiful young women. With Phryne, the sculptor is working in marble. Since stone is not in the least forgiving, it's...
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1890s Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Antique Art Nouveau Signed "Fall Flower Harvest" Young Woman Portrait Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique original art nouveau painting by Blendon Reed Campbell (1872 - 1969). Oil on board, circa 1900. Signed. Image size, 14L x 14H. Housed in a period frame.
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Art Nouveau Sculpture of a Young Woman
Located in Rochester, NY
Bronze Art Nouveau sculpture of a young woman with flowing hair. Mounted on rouge marble base. Circa 1900. Measure: 4 3/4" high.  
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Metal, Bronze

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H 4.75 in. W 2.25 in. D 1.75 in.
Portrait of a Woman Drawing, Austrian Lithograph Art Nouveau Vienna Secession
By (after) Gustav Klimt
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Signed in plate (or stamped with nachlass stamp), also with blind stamp from publisher; from limited edition of 1000 hand numbered; Published in Graz Austria in 1985. The justificati...
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20th Century Vienna Secession Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Art Nouveau Enameled Woman
Located in Riverdale, NY
Lovely Art Nouveau brooch of a womans head shrouded in pink enameled poppies, set in 14k gold. Each flower has a diamond center and a pearl sits to the side. A beautiful period piece...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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14k Gold

Art Nouveau Bronze Figure of a Young Woman
By Henryk Kossowski Jr. 1
Located in Petaluma, CA
For the art nouveau lover, this is certainly worth one to ponder, for all others, here is fine example art nouveau. The two color patina makes this very desirable. Her beautiful gold...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

  • Art Nouveau Bronze Figure of a Young Woman
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H 20 in. W 7.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Art Nouveau Style Print Elegant Woman in the Forest
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in Stamford, CT
Art Nouveau "Elegant Woman in the Forest", Print by Bernard Picture Company. In the manner of Alphonse Maria Mucha.
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Vintage 1980s Art Nouveau Prints

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Paper

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H 22.75 in. W 18.75 in. D 1.25 in.
French Art Nouveau Style Bronze Bohemian Woman Bust
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau-style bronze bust of woman with long wavy hair and hair bow in a dress with central flower and the word 'Bohemienne' engraved in the base.
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20th Century Art Nouveau Busts

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture of Nude Woman
Located in Fairfax, VA
Art Nouveau nude bronze sculpture, circa 1890 has been finished in textured golden and brown- black color.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau White Marble Bust of a Woman
Located in Essex, MA
Woman in an almost pre Raphaelite dress and pose. Wood plinth.
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Antique Late 19th Century European Art Nouveau Busts

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Marble

Woman Pouring Water (by leader of "Southern Art Renaissance")
By Ellsworth Woodward
Located in New Orleans, LA
Many of you clicking on this beautiful etching with its fantastic Art Nouveau look are probably doing so because you know of Ellsworth Woodward, who with his brother William Woodward...
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1890s Art Nouveau Nude Prints

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Etching

Bing & Grondahl Art Nouveau Paperweight with Young Woman #1554
By Bing & Grøndahl
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bing & Grondahl Art Nouveau paperweight with young woman #1554, measures 14.5cm x 8.5cm and is in good condition.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Art Nouveau Meerschaum Smoking Pipe Ambenuder Nude Woman & Case
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique art nouveau meerschaum tobacco smoking pipe with amber stem, carved in the shape of a morning glory or trumpet flower with a nude female figure reclined against the front.    
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Tobacco Accessories

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Maiden Woman Flower Brooch Sterling Silver Flowing Hair
Located in New York, NY
This is a stunning Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Brooch in the form of a Maiden Woman with extraordinary flowing hair encircling her face adorned with gorgeous flowers and buds. The b...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

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Silver, Sterling Silver

French Art Nouveau Pearl Gold Necklace Featuring a Woman’s Head
By Baume
Located in Poitiers, FR
Baume creation - Unique piece. Necklace in 18 carat yellow gold, eagle head hallmark. Featuring a woman’s head, her hair blends into an openwork design engraved beneath. She wears a...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Drop Necklaces

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Cultured Pearl, Pearl, Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Woman with Two Borzoi Dogs
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Monumental, Art Nouveau, Bronze Sculpture – Anonymous (20th Century) “Woman with Two Borzoi Dogs” 6 feet 7 inches high x 3 feet 3 inches wide x 2 feet 5 inches wide Medium: Silvere...
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1930s Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

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H 79 in. W 39 in. D 29 in.
Krementz Art Nouveau Enamel Diamond 14 Karat Gold Woman & Flower Brooch
By Krementz & Co
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Highly dimensional brooch depicts a woman smelling a blooming flower Woman features a highly rendered profile with textured windswept hair Face is glossed with iridescent enamel - ...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

American Art Deco Mural Sensual Red Head Nude Woman in a Landscape with Sheep
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful American 1933 Art Deco Muralist painting by Andrew Benjamin Kennedy. Painting is period for its style and very large! Perfect for over a sofa or a dining room console. Pa...
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1930s Art Nouveau Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Portrait Brooch Pin Pendant 1920s of a woman
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning early 1910-1920s Sterling silver Pin Pendant. Large in scale and makes a statement. Large bale on the back to accommodate a large chain if you like. Measuring 2.32 inches wi...
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Vintage 1910s Art Nouveau Necklace Enhancers

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Sterling Silver

Violin Violinist Music Brooch Art Nouveau Maiden Woman Poppy Flower Musician
Located in New York, NY
This is a museum quality Art Nouveau Brooch in Sterling Silver depicting a woman musician playing a violin or viola. This rare and extraordinary motif is rendered with exquisite Art ...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Nude Woman Maiden Artist Painting Pendant Neoclassical Antique Gold Art Nouveau
Located in New York, NY
This is a gorgeous Art Nouveau to Belle Epoque pendant or charm with a stunning image of a nude woman artist painting with her paint brushes and palette. The finely done repousse im...
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Antique 19th Century Art Nouveau Pendant Necklaces

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Gold, 10k Gold, Yellow Gold

Profile of a Woman - Etching
By Paul César Helleu
Located in Paris, FR
Paul César Helleu Profile of a Woman, 1913 Etching Printed signature On vellum 26 x 20 cm (c. 10.5 x 8 inch) Very good condition, light defects at the edge of the sheet
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1890s Art Nouveau Portrait Prints

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Etching

Enamel Art Nouveau Maiden Woman Brooch 14 Karat Gold, circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
A spectacular Art Nouveau brooch with images of three maidens in 14 Karat Gold with fine Enamel decoration. The extraordinary Art Nouveau brooch features the faces of three women. ...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

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Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Walter Schott for Meissen, Large Art Nouveau Porcelain Figurine, Woman with Ball
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Walter Schott for Meissen. Large Art Nouveau porcelain figurine. "Woman with ball". Rare painted in pink, circa 1900. Measures: 37 x 27 cm. In very good condition. Stamped. 2nd f...
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Art Nouveau Silver & Enameled Oval Box Depicting a Woman Picking Grapes
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique Continental silver and enamel box is hallmarked by an unknown maker, and presumed to have been made in Austria in approximately 1890 in the period Art Nouveau style. The...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Decorative Boxes

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Silver

Pair of Glazed Ceramic Woman, Art Nouveau Period, Vienna, circa 1900
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of glazed ceramic woman. Art Nouveau period. Vienna, circa 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Shy Red Hair Woman - Lithograph
By Paul César Helleu
Located in Paris, FR
Paul César Helleu Shy Red Hair Woman, 1913 Lithograph and watercolor stencil Printed signature On vellum 26 x 20 cm (c. 10.5 x 8 inch) Very good condition
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1890s Art Nouveau Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Art Nouveau Otto Petri Glazed Earthenware Sculpture of a Woman Carrying Baskets
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This glazed earthenware sculpture was done by the German sculptor, Otto Petri in the period Art Nouveau style. This sculpture is a very detailed depiction of a young woman with a flo...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Earthenware

Zsolnay Art Nouveau Vase in Glazed Ceramics Modelled with Sitting Woman
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Zsolnay Art Nouveau vase in glazed ceramics modelled with a sitting woman. Beautiful eosin glaze. 1920/30s. Measures: 24 x 13 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1920s Hungarian Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Asleep Woman (Figures Decoratives) - Lithograph, 1902
By Alphonse Mucha
Located in Paris, FR
Alphonse MUCHA Asleep Lithograph Printed signature bottom left On heavy paper 45.5 x 33 cm (c. 18 x 13 inch) Plate n°30 of the portfolio Figures Decoratives published by La Librairi...
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Original Art Nouveau Watercolor Painting of a Bat Woman by Alfredo Edel Colorno
Located in Tustin, CA
Fabulous antique original watercolor painting on paper from 1890 by famous deceased Italian painter and costume designer, Alfredo Edel Colorno (1856-1912) depicts a woman costumed wi...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Art Nouveau Paintings

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Paint, Paper

Woman with fan oil on canvas painting portrait
By Mariano Tur de Montis
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Frame size 89x76 cm. Mariano Tur de Montis (Ibiza 1904 -1994). Son of the Ibizan general Don Juan Tur y Palau, of an old patrician family on the island, and of Doña Cristina de Mont...
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1980s Art Nouveau Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture Bust of a Woman Dalila by Emmanuel Villanis, 1890
By Emmanuel Villanis
Located in Antwerp, BE
Art Nouveau bronze sculpture, bust of an oriental lady Dalila by the French artist Emmanuel Villanis. Multi color patina on a impressive marble base ca. 1890 signed and with foundry ...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Busts

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Marble, Bronze

Woman Diamond Brooch, Art Nouveau, Blue Sapphire, 14K Yellow Gold, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
This beautiful woman brooch is a symbol of the Art Nouveau era! She has captivating round sapphire gemstones eyes set in rich yellow gold. The 3-dimensional woman figure has wispy, f...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Charm Bracelets

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

American Art Nouveau 14 Karat Gold Lapel Pin with a Woman's Face by Kirby
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine American Art Nouveau brooch or pin by Kirby. Of horizontal lozenge form with a finely worked repousse depiction of a woman's head and face in profile set in a field of her ha...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

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14k Gold

Standing Woman, Bronze Sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh 1911
By Bessie Potter Vonnoh
Located in Long Island City, NY
This bronze sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh, from 1911, is a charming rendering of a young woman draped in an early 20th-century dress. Vonnoh became one of the so-called "White R...
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1910s Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Maiden Woman Rose Flower Enamel Pendant Brooch Necklace Pearl Gold
Located in New York, NY
This is a museum quality Art Nouveau, 14 Karat Gold, Enamel and Baroque Pearl Pendant-Brooch depicting the beautiful faces of three women whose long flowing hair is adorned with vine...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Drop Necklaces

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Pearl, Enamel, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ibiza woman Spain spanish oil on canvas painting portrait
By Mariano Tur de Montis
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Frame size 83x73 cm. Mariano Tur de Montis (Ibiza 1904 -1994). Son of the Ibizan general Don Juan Tur y Palau, of an old patrician family on the island, and of Doña Cristina de Mont...
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1980s Art Nouveau Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique Art Nouveau Gilt Plaster Portrait Bust Sculpture of Woman, Circa 1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Art Nouveau sculpture offers gilt plaster depicting portrait bust of a woman on plinth, unsigned, c1910 Measures: 23.5" H x 11" W x 10.75" D.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Busts

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Plaster

Glazed Ceramic Woman Bust, Art Nouveau Period, France, Early 20th Century
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Glazed ceramic woman bust, Art Nouveau period, France, early 20th century.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Busts

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Ceramic

Woman With Red Poppies
Located in New York, NY
In this piece, Philip Boileau, known for painting "fair women", is likely depicting his soon-to-be wife, Emily Gilbert, a drama student who was often his model for many of his compos...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel

Antique Art Nouveau Locket 14k Yellow Gold Woman Enamel Diamond Pendant Jewelry
Located in Torrance, CA
Finely detailed antique Art Nouveau locket (circa 1900s to 1910s), crafted in 14 karat yellow gold. Old mine cut diamonds total an estimated 0.06 carats, accented with an estimated ...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Ruby, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Art Nouveau Maiden Woman Pearl Flower Brooch Pin 14 Karat Gold Pearl Crescent
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Brooch in the form of a Maiden Woman with Flowers in her hair and set with Pearls in a crescent moon motif. The Woman Brooch dates to the Belle Epoque - Art Nouveau perio...
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Antique 19th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

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Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Nude of Woman - Oil on Wooden Panel by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
By Antonio Feltrinelli
Located in Roma, IT
Nude of Woman if an original oil on wooden panel realized by Antonio Feltrinelli in 1930s. Very good conditions. Antonio Feltrinelli (Milan, 1887 – Gargnano, 1942) Antonio Feltrine...
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1930s Art Nouveau Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

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Art Nouveau Woman For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the art nouveau woman you’re looking for at 1stDibs. An art nouveau woman — often made from metal, bronze and ceramic — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer art nouveau woman, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right art nouveau woman, those designed in Art Nouveau, Mid-Century Modern and Victorian styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made art nouveau woman over the years, but those crafted by Bing & Grøndahl, Royal Copenhagen and Meissen Porcelain are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Art Nouveau Woman?

The average selling price for an art nouveau woman at 1stDibs is $1,482, while they’re typically $85 on the low end and $65,000 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.