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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

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

Art Nouveau Ceramic Jardinière, France, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Delightful Art Nouveau ceramic jardinière out of France from the early period circa 1900. The unique shaped body of this French jardinière looks fantastic in combination with the lov...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

French Art Nouveau Period Iron Planter or Jardiniere, circa 1900
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This turn of the twentieth century French Art Nouveau period iron planter or jardiniere features a large 23 inch diameter scrolled basket with a removable metal tray platform to supp...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Metal, Iron

French Majolica Art Nouveau Planter Jardinière in the Style of Jerome Massier
By Jerome Massier
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Art Nouveau planter jardinière on stand. In the style of Jerome Massier. Striking French design from the 1900s. Rare because of its height of 165 cm or 64.96 ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Jardiniere, circa 1900
Located in New Spencertown, NY
The rectangular planter with stylized flowers repeated on all four sides. Probably French or Belgian. Wear to gilding.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Majolica Jardinière/ Cachepot Hand Painted, France, circa 1915
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Exceptional colorful Majolica jardinière or cachepot from Art Nouveau period around 1915 in France. An unusual shape, delicate floral design elements and a beautiful coloration in br...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic, Majolica

Art Nouveau Vallauris Majolica Jardinière on Stand, Planter by Jerome Massier
By Jerome Massier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Nouveau Vallauris Majolica jardinière on stand, planter by Jerome Massier, circa 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

19th Century French Oxblood Massier Cherub Jardiniere Pedestal
By Clement Massier
Located in Dallas, TX
A tall circa 1900 or earlier glazed redware ox blood Majolica jardinière and pedestal representing a winged Putti cherub with Art Nouveau poppy design on verso. The jardinière and pe...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

Pair of French Patinated Iron Jardinières or Plant Stands
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous pair of French wrought iron jardinières or plant stands featuring a rich patinated metal finish. Covered with beautiful wrought iron roses and vines over a scrolled base wit...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Iron

Bigot French Art Nouveau Ceramic Planter
By Alexandre Bigot
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau earthenware window box/planter by Alexander Bigot for the architect Cintrat, featuring an organic pattern that repeats itself around the base. Circa 1898. (M...
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Earthenware

  • Bigot French Art Nouveau Ceramic Planter
  • Bigot French Art Nouveau Ceramic Planter
  • Bigot French Art Nouveau Ceramic Planter
  • Bigot French Art Nouveau Ceramic Planter
H 13.5 in. W 23.25 in. D 11.5 in.
French Art Nouveau Jardinere
Located in Englewood, NJ
A French Art Nouveau bronze and ceramic jardinere decorated with portrait of an Art Nouveau Maiden with stylized whiplash and fruit design finished in its original bronze patina and ...
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French Planters and Jardinieres

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Bronze

  • French Art Nouveau Jardinere
  • French Art Nouveau Jardinere
  • French Art Nouveau Jardinere
  • French Art Nouveau Jardinere
H 27 in. W 10.5 in. D 7.5 in.
19th Century French Oxblood Massier Cherub Jardiniere Pedestal
Located in Dallas, TX
A tall circa 1900 or earlier glazed redware ox blood Majolica jardinière and pedestal representing a winged Putti cherub with Art Nouveau poppy design on verso. The jardinière and pe...
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Antique Early 1900s European Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

French Art Nouveau Faux-Rope Wire Plant Stand
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Sculptural French art nouveau plant stand constructed from iron with a faux-rope twisted wire top. The stand has a lower shelf with decorative circles and spandrels on each side endi...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Iron, Wire

  • French Art Nouveau Faux-Rope Wire Plant Stand
  • French Art Nouveau Faux-Rope Wire Plant Stand
  • French Art Nouveau Faux-Rope Wire Plant Stand
  • French Art Nouveau Faux-Rope Wire Plant Stand
H 29.5 in. W 40.5 in. D 17 in.
French Majolica Flowers Jardiniere Fives Lille Circa 1890
By Fives-Lille
Located in The Hills, TX
French Majolica Jardiniere Fives Lille Circa 1890. Lovely and rare jardiniere, the two sides have differents flowers colors purple and pink. Art Nouveau period.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

French Art Nouveau Ceramic “Chalmont” Planter by Hector Guimard
By Hector Guimard
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau green ceramic planter known as “Chalmont” by Hector Guimard. The planter features a blue interior with stylized gold-highlighted handles. Circa 1890's. A simil...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

French Art Nouveau Longchamp Bronze Mounted Ceramic Planter
By Longchamp
Located in Winter Park, FL
A large French Art Nouveau bronze mounted glazed ceramic planter or cachepot from Longchamp, Burgundy. Vibrant hand painted colorful flowers with bright green foliage and metallic go...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Bronze

20th Century French Art Nouveau Flowers Barbotine Cachepot, 1900s
Located in LEGNY, FR
20th century French Art Nouveau period Flowers barbotine cachepot from the 1900s. Beautiful Green, red and pink colors. Some scratches but still very nice.
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

Pair of French Art Nouveau Style 3 Tier Wire Plant Stands
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand pair of matching French iron and wire garden plant stands or jardinaires made in the art nouveau style. Crafted from an iron frame with a three-tier basket form and embellished...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Wrought Iron, Wire

Large French Majolica Iris Jardinière Fives Lille, circa 1890
By Fives-Lille
Located in The Hills, TX
Large French Majolica Iris jardinière signed Fives Lille, circa 1890. Art Nouveau.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Glazed Ceramic Barbotine Jardinière with Flowers, France, circa 1890
By Barbotine
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Glazed ceramic Barbotine jardinière with flowers. Art Nouveau period. France, circa 1890.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

French Art Nouveau Painted Wrought Iron Botanical Fantasy Ferneries Planter
Located in Sharon, CT
Dramatic piece, retaining it's original painted red flowers, green leaves and black vines. An identical piece is iillustrated in "Fantasy Furniture" Newman 1992 and was exhibited in...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Wrought Iron

Majolica White Swan Jardinière Jerome Massier, circa 1890
By Jerome Massier
Located in The Hills, TX
Small Majolica white swan jardinière signed Jerome Massier Vallauris, circa 1890.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic, Majolica

Two French Art Nouveau Belle Epoque Wrought Iron Botanical Fantasy Planters
Located in Sharon, CT
This finely detailed planter is Illustrated in Judith and Bruce Newman's book "Fantasy Furniture', and was included in a gift of sixteen pieces to the Brooklyn Museum (1992) for thei...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Wrought Iron

Art Nouveau Shower Dish, Cast Iron, France, 1900
Located in Milan, IT
Unusual Art Nouveau round-shaped shower tray in white enameled cast iron with four claw-shaped feet. Cast iron, green painting in the front, France, circa 1900.
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Antique 1890s French Planters and Jardinieres

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Enamel, Iron

Vallauris Majolica, Jardinière on Stand
By Jerome Massier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Nouveau Vallauris Majolica jardinière on stand, circa 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

19th Century Majolica Roses and Butterfly Jardinière t Delphin Massier
By Delphin Massier
Located in The Hills, TX
This is one of the most lovely Majolica Art Nouveau cachepot jardinière signed by Delphin Massier, inspired by the nature with roses and three different butterflies. The Massier fam...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Delphin Massier Majolica Thistle Jardinière
By Delphin Massier
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Delphin Massier Majolica jardinière which features flowering thistles. Coloration: cream, pink, green, are predominant. The piece bears maker's marks for the Delphin Massier pottery.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Majolica

  • Delphin Massier Majolica Thistle Jardinière
  • Delphin Massier Majolica Thistle Jardinière
  • Delphin Massier Majolica Thistle Jardinière
  • Delphin Massier Majolica Thistle Jardinière
H 11.8 in. W 13.4 in. D 13.4 in.
Vtg French Art Nouveau Wrought Iron Leaf Vine Garden Planter Pot Flower Stand
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Art Nouveau wrought iron leaf vine garden planter pot flower stand. Item features leaf and vine design work, scrolling base, wrought iron construction, great style and...
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Mid-20th Century Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Wrought Iron

Art Nouveau Majolica Cachepot Hand-Painted, France, circa 1910
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Colorful Art Nouveau Majolica cachepot from the early period in France around 1910. The lovely floral design with three big blossoms in light blue and yellow harmonizes perfectly wit...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

French Art Nouveau Ceramic Planter or Vase circa 1910
Located in Miami, FL
Art Nouveau Ceramic Planter or Vase circa 1910 Spectacular jardinière or centerpiece with relief flowers and leaves on the two sides
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Majolica Vase Hand Painted, France, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful Art Nouveau Majolica vase out of France from the early period around 1900 in great untouched, original condition. The unique designed dark green body impresses with an orga...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic, Majolica

Fanciful Pair of French Art Nouveau Iron Planters/Jardini­ères
Located in San Francisco, CA
each oblong planter with everted scalloped rim above a compressed body adorned with raised floral sprays; flanked by loop handles wrapped in foliate vines; raised on splayed bases ov...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Iron

French Art Nouveau Clement Massier 'Golfe-Juan' Ceramic Luster Vase
By Clement Massier
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau 'Golfe-Juan' ceramic luster vase with four tapering handles, created by Clement Massier (1844-1917), circa 1900. The underside is marked in the glaze and has impre...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic, Luster

Vallauris, Art Nouveau Pedestal in Ceramic, circa 1900
By Jerome Massier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Nouveau pedestal in ceramic, Vallauris, attributed to Jerome Massier, circa 1900.   
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

Vallauris, Art Nouveau Pedestal in Ceramic, circa 1900
By Jerome Massier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Nouveau pedestal in ceramic, Vallauris, attributed to Jerome Massier, circa 1900.    
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

Vallauris, Art Nouveau Pedestal in Ceramic, circa 1900
By Jerome Massier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Nouveau pedestal in ceramic, Vallauris, attributed to Jerome Massier, circa 1900.  
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

Pair of Enamel Ceramic Planters, Art Nouveau Period, France, circa 1900
By Clement Massier
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of enamel ceramic planters. Art Nouveau period. France, circa 1900. Attributed to Clement Massier. Planters dimensions: 51 cm diameter, 52 cm height. Bases dimensions: 42 c...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

19th Century Majolica Chesnut Jardinière Onnaing
By Onnaing
Located in The Hills, TX
19th century Majolica chesnut handled jardinière signed Onnaing. This jardinière is inspired by the Art Nouveau and the Naturalism movement of the end of 19th century.
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Majolica, Ceramic, Faience

Pair of Enamel Ceramic Planters, Art Nouveau Period, France, circa 1900
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of enamel ceramic planters. Art nouveau period. France, circa 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Rare Majolica Wheelbarrow Jardiniere Delphin Massier, Circa 1890
By Delphin Massier
Located in The Hills, TX
Rare large Majolica Wheelbarrow signed Delphin Massier, Circa 1890. Pansy, sunflower, wild rose. A very unique ceramic with lovely and vibrant colors.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic, Faience

19th Century Small Majolica Floral Jardinière Onnaing
Located in The Hills, TX
19th-century small square Majolica floral jardinière Onnaing. Sand background.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Faience, Ceramic

Enamel Ceramic Planter, Art Nouveau Period, France, Early 20th Century
By Delphin Massier
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Enamel ceramic planter. Art Nouveau period, France, early 20th century. Attributed to Delphin Massier. Planter dimensions: 48 cm diameter, 38 cm height. Base dimensions: 39 cm d...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Delphin Massier Majolica Jardinière 'Planter and Stand', Vallauris
By Vallauris, Delphin Massier
Located in Verviers, BE
Art Nouveau Majolica jardinière, planter with stand by Delphin Massier & Fils at Vallauris This stylish piece is an early example by a renowned maker, showing the main inspirations...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Majolica

Delphin Massier Art Nouveau Majolica Figural Egret Planter, Vallauris
By Delphin Massier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Delphin Massier Art Nouveau Majolica figural egret planter, Vallauris, circa 1900.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Majolica

Vallauris, Pedestal and Its Art Nouveau Ceramic Flowerpot, circa 1900
By Jerome Massier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pedestal and its Art Nouveau ceramic flowerpot, Vallauris, attribued to Jerome Massier, circa 1900.   
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

Pair Art Nouveau Terrecotta Pots
Located in New Orleans, LA
Fabulous Decorated Pots
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Early 20th Century French Planters and Jardinieres

  • Pair Art Nouveau Terrecotta Pots
  • Pair Art Nouveau Terrecotta Pots
  • Pair Art Nouveau Terrecotta Pots
  • Pair Art Nouveau Terrecotta Pots
H 30 in. W 15 in. D 16 in.
Jerome Massier, Very Large Ceramic Vase Art Nouveau, Vallauris, circa 1900
By Jerome Massier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Jerome Massier, very large ceramic vase Art Nouveau, Vallauris, circa 1900.
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

19th-Century Monumental Majolica Jardinière with Iris Luneville
By Luneville
Located in The Hills, TX
19th-Century monumental Majolica jardinière with Iris and aquatic plants attributed to Luneville. This jardinière is inspired by the Art Nouveau and the Naturalism movement of the en...
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Majolica

Delphin Massier Majolica Jardinière 'Planter and Stand', Vallauris Signed
By Vallauris, Delphin Massier
Located in Verviers, BE
Art Nouveau Majolica jardinière, (The largest model ever made) planter with stand by Delphin Massier & Fils at Vallauris (signed under the foot) This stylish piece is an early examp...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Majolica

Jerome Massier, Pedestal and Its Art Nouveau Ceramic Flowerpot, Vallauris, 1900
By Clement Massier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Jerome Massier, pedestal and its Art Nouveau ceramic flowerpot, Vallauris, circa 1900 signed.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

Majolica Cachepot Set of Three by B. De Bruyne Art Nouveau, France, circa 1900
By Bernard De Bruyne
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful Majolica cachepot set of three by J. Bernard De Bruyne. Made in the beginning of the 20th century by the well-known French manufactory, this very decorative cachepot set co...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Majolica

Pedestal and its Art Nouveau Ceramic Flowerpot, in the Style of Massier / Vallau
By Clement Massier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pedestal and its Art Nouveau ceramic flowerpot, in the style of Massier / Vallauris, circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Wrought Iron Plant Table with Copper Tray, circa 1900
Located in Delft, NL
An Art Nouveau wrought iron plant table with copper tray The 3-legged wrought iron lacquered black plant table with a loose copper planter tray, 1900-1920 The measurement is 90...
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Early 20th Century French Planters and Jardinieres

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Copper, Wrought Iron

Faux Bois Planters, French Contemporary
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Faux Bois was at its height during the Art Nouveau era in France between the 19th and 20th century. Now re-imagined for a contemporary audience, this hand sculpted planter features c...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Cement

  • Faux Bois Planters, French Contemporary
  • Faux Bois Planters, French Contemporary
  • Faux Bois Planters, French Contemporary
  • Faux Bois Planters, French Contemporary
H 20 in. W 24 in. D 21 in.
Polychromed Repoussé Copper Pedestal and Planter, France, 19th Century
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Very unusual and pretty plant stand (pedestal and cache-pot). The wood structure is sheathed in fine sheet copper, which has been decorated with a motif of repoussé birds and flowers...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Copper

French Hand Forged Iron Foliage Plant Stand in White and Green Rusty Patina
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching handcrafted iron plant stand / jardinière for three pots with foliage accents. France, 1920-1930s. This beautiful plant rack has a design full of movement. It stands up...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters and Jardinieres

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Iron

Francois-Raoul Larche a French Gilt Bronze Table Centerpiece
By François-Raoul Larche
Located in New York, NY
Francois-Raoul Larche (French, 1860-1912) A French gilt bronze ormolu figural table centerpiece or basket, circa 1900. Depicting baby children pushing and pulling the basket. I...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Bronze

Jules Jouant French, Doré Bronze Planter
By Jules Jouant
Located in Norwood, NJ
Signed Jules Jouant (1882-1921) France Doré bronze planter. Art Nouveau vas as planter with original removable copper liner. Foundry stamped Louchet, Paris. Adorned by children climb...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jar...

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Gold Plate, Bronze

  • Jules Jouant French, Doré Bronze Planter
  • Jules Jouant French, Doré Bronze Planter
  • Jules Jouant French, Doré Bronze Planter
  • Jules Jouant French, Doré Bronze Planter
H 19.5 in. W 18 in. D 14 in.
French Enamelware Basin, Early 20th Century
Located in Chappaqua, NY
French enamelware basin, early 20th century. Aged red surface with gold banding. Wrought metal handles.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Metal

  • French Enamelware Basin, Early 20th Century
  • French Enamelware Basin, Early 20th Century
  • French Enamelware Basin, Early 20th Century
  • French Enamelware Basin, Early 20th Century
H 9.75 in. W 19.75 in. D 16.13 in.
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Jardinieres French Nouveau For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal jardinieres French nouveau for your home. Frequently made of ceramic, earthenware and metal, every jardinieres French nouveau was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect jardinieres French nouveau — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A jardinieres French nouveau, designed in the Art Nouveau or Arts and Crafts style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Delphin Massier, Jerome Massier and Onnaing each produced at least one beautiful jardinieres French nouveau that is worth considering.

How Much is a Jardinieres French Nouveau?

A jardinieres French nouveau can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,013, while the lowest priced sells for $295 and the highest can go for as much as $38,000.

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.