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

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Art Glass

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

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Art Glass

Signed French Art Nouveau Metal Vase, 1stdibs New York
Located in Chicago, IL
French Art Nouveau metal vase. Signed Lola 1911. The top is embellished with green glass cabochons and the body is decorated with dimensional flowers and birds.
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Early 20th Century French Vases

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Metal

Art Nouveau Planter or Jardinière Floral, France, circa 1910
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic ceramic planter or jardinière from France, circa 1910. This floral designed planter or jardinière just looks fantastic in combination with the wonderful worked blossoms on ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

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

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Enamel

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

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Glass

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

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Art Glass

Pair of 19th Century Majolica Floral Jardinières
Located in The Hills, TX
19th century pair of French Majolica pink flowers jardinières. Sand background.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

French Art Nouveau Vases
Located in Bronx, NY
An exquisite pair of French Art Nouveau vases in its original patina. It can be turned into a stunning pair of table lamps with marble bases with an additional charge. Re-plating i...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Zinc

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H 15 in. Dm 6 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.
Denbac French Art Nouveau Vase with Crystalline Glaze
By Denbac
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A two-handle stoneware vase in the Art Nouveau style from La Société Denert et Balichon, known as Denbac Pottery of Vierzon in central France, dating circa 1930s. Denbac's sophistica...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

French Art Nouveau Vase, "Eucalyptus," by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau
By Gabriel Argy-Rousseau
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau pâte de verre vase, "Eucalyptus," by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau. The vase has three isolated brown branches, each with curving purple and green leaves, and flower bud...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

Bussière French Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase
By Ernest Bussière, Keller & Guérin
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau vase by Keller and Gue´rin, from a design by Ernest Bussie`re, featuring the form of a closed flower in relief, with iridescent milky-green and mauve glazes, cir...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

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

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Art Glass

Bussière French Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase
By Ernest Bussière, Keller & Guérin
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau vase designed by Ernest Bussière and produced by Keller et Guérin, depicting two lizards in high relief wrapped around the rim. The vase features iridescent mi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

French Hand-Painted Art Nouveau Vase
Located in Wiscasset, ME
A French ceramic vase. Bulbous form base tapers upwards to a round opening. Body of vase is decorated with green and faint ivory floral motifs over a dark blue ground. Underside is i...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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H 7.5 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
French Art Nouveau Orange Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau orange glass vase with tall slender neck (Nancy).
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

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H 20.5 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Bussière French Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase
By Ernest Bussière, Keller & Guérin
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau ceramic vase designed by Ernest Bussière and produced by Keller et Guerin. The vase is decorated with vegetal forms and has a glaze of pale green with traces of ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Bussière French Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase
By Ernest Bussière, Keller & Guérin
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau ceramic vase designed by Ernest Bussière and produced by Keller et Guérin, modeled foliate motif in high relief with green and purple glaze, circa 1900. Signed ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

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

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

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Art Glass

Jean Dunand French Art Nouveau Bronze Vase
By Jean Dunand
Located in New York, NY
Jean Dunand French Art Nouveau transitional diminutive bronze vase, stamped with makers mark on bottom. In remarkable antique condition with age-appropriate wear.
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Signed
By Pierrefonds Pottery
Located in Arles, FR
A stunning art nouveau or art deco transition period attributed to French art pottery from La Société Denert et Balichon, known as Denbac Pottery of Vierzon, dating circa 1930. Den...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

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H 5.75 in. W 5.88 in. D 5.50 in.
Daum French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau satin-finished cameo glass vase, "Fleur de Coloquinte", by Daum, featuring the depiction of zucchini leaves and flowers in pale green, against a mottled opaque ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

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

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Pewter Vase
Located in Delft, NL
French Art Nouveau pewter vase A pewter vase with flowers and an insect in Art Nouveau style with stones in blue, green striped glass. The vase is hand made and has an overlay (...
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Antique Early 1900s French Vases

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Pewter

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H 12.01 in. Dm 4.34 in.
De Feure French Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase
By Georges De Feure
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau ceramic vase produced for Bing by George de Feure, Gérard, Dufraisseix and Abbott. The porcelain vase features floral decoration carried out in biscuit, blue en...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Bussière French Art Nouveau “Ombellifère” Ceramic Vase
By Keller & Guérin, Ernest Bussière
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau iridescent glazed ceramic "Ombellifère" vase designed by Ernest Bussière and produced by Keller et Guérin, depicting ombelle blossoms in low relief, with six ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

French Art Nouveau Korschann Purple Porcelain Vase
By Charles Korschann
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau purple porcelain vase with female nude figure and bronze dore floral top and bottom (Korschann)
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze

Daum Nancy French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau cameo glass boat-form vase by Daum, featuring an applied wheel-carved pink flowers and etched green leaves. This small, delicate vase has an unusual shape. Circ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Daum Nancy French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau cameo glass vase by Daum featuring deep blue flowers on a mottled white and blue ground. The vase has both wheel-carving and martelé techniques. circa 1910. ...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

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

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Art Glass

Daum Nancy French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau wheel-carved cameo glass vase by Daum, featuring a decoration of blue flowers and light blue and grey stems and leaves on an opaque, mottled white and yellow gro...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Daum Nancy French Art Nouveau “Snow Drop” Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau cameo glass “Snow Drop” vase by Daum, featuring carved light blue flowers on brown stems against a mottled white and blue ground, circa 1900. Signed, “Daum Na...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Daum Nancy French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau wheel-carved cameo glass vase by Daum, featuring blue flowers and dark green stems and leaves against a mottled white and blue ground. Circa 1900. A vase deco...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase by Daum
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French wheel carved cameo glass vase by Daum. The creation of this vase combined the technique of hammering for the foot and wheel carving for the flower decorations. The backgroun...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

French Rose Decor Art Nouveau Vase, circa 1920
Located in Labrit, Landes
Art Nouveau vase rose decor, 1920, France Good antique condition. Dimensions of the oval opening 1.97 in. x 2.76 in. For shipping: 14.5 x 14.5 x 28 cm 0.6 kg.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Exquisite Pair of French Art Nouveau Pewter Vases
Located in Hopewell, NJ
An exquisite pair of French Art Nouveau pewter vases with original patina, very sturdy, signed and stamped, depicting floral design, and has water holder insets intact. Marked with s...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Pewter

Ernest Bussière French Art Nouveau Ceramic “Gourd” Vase
By Ernest Bussière
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau ceramic “Gourd” vase designed by Ernest Bussière and produced by Keller et Guérin, featuring stylized high-relief berries on the gourd-form, with green and pur...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

French Art Nouveau Cameo Vase, Signed Daum Nancy
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau green cameo glass vase cut with leafy branch relief design. Signed: Daum Nancy. The Daum family worked at the beginning of Art Nouveau and creators of one of ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Emile Gallé French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Emile Gallé
Located in Antwerp, BE
Emille Galle (1846-1904). Émile Gallé was a French glass maker and furniture designer, who had his home in his native Nancy. His favorite topic, which he frequently used in his work...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Art Nouveau Vase with Flowers
By André Villien
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art Nouveau vase with flowers (Andre villien) electroplated tin small chip in one of its flowers circa 1900 Good condition with natural wear stamp of origin and signature A, vi...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Metal

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H 25 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Daum French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau cameo glass vase by Daum, decorated with deeply wheel-carved green flowers on rose and pink ground, with applied foot, circa 1900. A vase with similar decorat...
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Early 20th Century French Vases

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Art Glass

Daum French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass “Blooming Flower” Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau wheel-carved cameo glass “Blooming Flower” vase by Daum, featuring a blooming flower in a deep blue, on an opaque white and mottled blue ground, circa 1900. ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Antique Art Nouveau Christofle Silver Plate Vase, France, C.1900
By Christofle
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Antique Art Nouveau Christofle silver plate vase, France C.1900. The vase on oval swirl base rising to tapered bulbous form, elaborately decorated with raised tendril foliage design,...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Silver Plate

French Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase, Denbac Produced in Vierzon
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
French Art Nouveau ceramic vase, Denbac (1909-1952) produced in Vierzon, circa 1920s. Signed. Beautiful polychrome glaze. Measures: 23 cm. x 12 cm. In perfect condition.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Vases

French Art Nouveau Clear Glass Vase by Daum, France, 1970s
By Daum
Located in Paris, FR
A beautiful Signed French Art Nouveau slender sinuous clear glass vase manufactured by Daum, France, 1970s. About us: Spirit Gallery presents a harmonious mix of iconic and engagi...
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20th Century European Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

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

Sarreguemines Ceramic Vase, Art Nouveau Period, France, circa 1890
By Sarreguemines
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Sarreguemines ceramic vase, Art Nouveau Period, France, circa 1890.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Miniature Vase by Muller Frères, France, 1910s
By Muller Frères
Located in Roma, IT
Miniaturvase is an original decorative object realized in France in the 1910s probably by Muller-Frères. Original art glass. Good conditions. Small beautiful red-cream-col...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

French Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase, Denbac Produced in Vierzon
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
French Art Nouveau ceramic vase, Denbac (1909-1952) produced in Vierzon. Beautiful polychrome glaze, circa 1920. Signed. Measures: 33 x 17.5 cm. In very good condition.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Elegant Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase by Marlotte French Pottery
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Marlotte French ceramic Elegant vase with beautiful glaze colors. Typical form from the 1900s. Excellent original conditions In the style of Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat. ...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

Laurent & Desrousseaux, Pair of Art Nouveau vases, France, 1900
By Henri Alphonse Louis Laurent-Desrousseaux 1
Located in New York, NY
Signed: H. Laurent x Desrousseaux. This pair of vases showcases an important Art Nouveau style, "décor végétaliste," or a plant motif. While employed by other artists as part o...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Copper Veneered Vase
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau copper veneered square shaped vase with tapered neck and incised floral design with opaline inserts as flowers.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Copper

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H 20.75 in. W 7 in. D 7 in.
French Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase with Pewter Grapes, 1910s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Art Nouveau vase with dark slightly matte 'blueberry' colored glaze and handmade grape ornamentation in pewter. Anonymous French ceramist circa 1900-1900s. It is signed indistinguish...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Pewter

French Art Nouveau Copper Repousse Vase with Leaves Motif
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau period vase in repousse copper with an exquisitely detailed leaves motif. The piece was made in Paris, France in the 1900s and has makers markings on the bottom, a...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Copper

Rare French Art Nouveau Pewter Mounted Violet Opalescent Vase
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A French pewter mounted opalescent violet glass vase. Art Nouveau style frosted pale violet opalescent art glass set with floral and berry metal overlay and central monogram. Opening...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Pewter

Pierrefonds Crystalline Art Nouveau Handled Vase
By Pierrefonds Pottery
Located in Dallas, TX
A Pierrefonds (France) Art Nouveau vase with Amphora form and two elegant handles. Glazed with beautiful crystalline star-bursts of light and dark blue on a glistening beige backgrou...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

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

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Art Glass

Art Nouveau Legras French Gilt Decorative Art Glass Vase in Gobert Form
By Legras Montjoye
Located in Maastricht, NL
Art Nouveau Legras French gilt decorative art glass vase in Gobert form. Published in: Repertoire Raisonne untitled Legras: Verier by Michel and Vitrat. Publisher: Agrus Valaentines...
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French Art Nouveau Vases For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of French art nouveau vases available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct French art nouveau vases — often made from glass, ceramic and art glass — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of French art nouveau vases available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts French art nouveau vases are consistently popular styles. Emile Gallé, Daum and Delphin Massier each produced beautiful French art nouveau vases that are worth considering.

How Much are French Art Nouveau Vases?

Prices for French art nouveau vases can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, French art nouveau vases begin at $80 and can go as high as $375,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,500.

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.

Questions About French Art Nouveau Vases
Prices for most french art nouveau vases on 1stdibs are negotiable. You’ll see a "Make an Offer" button on the item details page, indicating that the seller is willing to consider a lower price. It’s not uncommon for customers to get 15–25% off the list price after negotiating. See our tips for negotiating like a pro.
Only experienced, professional sellers who have applied and been thoroughly vetted by our team of experts can sell french art nouveau vases and other quality items on our site. Learn more about becoming a 1stdibs seller.
The 1stdibs Buyer Protection Guarantee provides coverage for qualified purchases in the unlikely event that the item arrives not as described or is damaged. We’ll work with you and the seller to find a resolution, ensuring your satisfaction. View details
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