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Reading Women - Original lithograph (L'Estampe Moderne 1897-1898)
By Louis Welden Hawkins
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Welden HAWKINS Reading Women Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate 1897/98 Printed on Vélin Size 40 x 31 cm (c. 16 x 12") INFORMATION : Published by 'Estampe M...
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1890s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

GIA 16.37 Carat Oval Diamond 0.78 Carat White Diamonds Platinum 950
By FERRUCCI
Located in Lake Peekskill, NY
GIA Certified 16.37 carat Oval Diamond, set in a uniquely designed Platinum 950 ring with white diamonds pave' all over the surface of the ring creating an effect of morning dew, for...
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2010s Art Nouveau Cocktail Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

Meissen Pair of Oriental Figurines A 1146 67073 Scheurich Made 20th Century
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen most remarkable pair of figurines: Designed by Paul Scheurich (1883-1945) Oriental woman with flute / modelled 1926 Black man with cockatoo / modelled 1922. Size: Femal...
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Vintage 1980s German Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate RC-CM68A
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate RC-CM68A. The good Samaritan. Inscription: INTER ARMA CARITAS (Charity in war) 1877-1907. Made on the occasion of the Red Cross Society's 30th an...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1922 RC-CM208
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1922 RC-CM208. Measures: 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Viking-ship  in the background artic coast. Inscription: 1897 I....
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1925 RC-CM233
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1925 RC-CM233. Measures: 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Sonderborg castle. Inscription: HERTHA SØNDERBORG. Comm. by the ...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1924 RC-CM229
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1924 RC-CM229. Measures 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Archer. Inscription: VENSKAB (friendship) 1884 19 NQVEMBER -1924....
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1920 RC-CM189
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1920 RC-CM189. Measures: 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Blacksmith forging the three rings of the Odd Fellows. Inscripti...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1922 RC-CM208
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1922 RC-CM208. Measures 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfekt condition. Viking-ship, in the background artic coast. Inscription: 1897 I.O...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1898 RC-CM18
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1898 RC-CM18. Measures: 17.5 cm / 6 3/4 in.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1898 RC-CM23
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1898 RC-CM23. Measures 17.5 cm / 6 57/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1898 RC-CM19
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1898 RC-CM19. Measures: 18.4 cm / 7 1/4 in.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1906 RC-CM66
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1906 RC-CM66. Measures 19.5 cm / 7.43/ 64 in. and is in good condition.  
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1907 RC-CM73
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1907 RC-CM73. Measures 21.5 cm / 8.15/32 in. and is in good condition.  
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1921 RC-CM202
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1921 RC-CM202. Measures 15.5 cm / 6 7/64 in. and is in good condition.      
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1907 RC-CM76
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1907 RC-CM76. Measures 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in good condition.  
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1912 RC-CM136
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1912 RC-CM136. Measures 15 cm / 5 29/32 in. and is in perfect condition. Young Viking receiving sword from a woman. Inscription: D.K.F. 1...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1924 RC-CM223
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1924 RC-CM223 Two soldiers carrying a fallen comrade. Inscription: 1849 -6 July- 1924. Made on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the ba...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1904 RC-CM48
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1904 RC-CM48. Measures 18 cm / 7 3/32 in. and is in perfect condition. RC-CM48: 1904: Star shining over front from which two snakes are d...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1892 RC-CM2
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1892 RC-CM2. Measures 17.5 cm / 6 57/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1895 RC-CM4
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1895 RC-CM4. Measures: 17.5 cm / 6 57/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1905 RC-CM52
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1905 RC-CM52. Measures 20 cm / 7 7/8 in. and is in perfect condition. RC-CM52: 1905: Lake with swans. Above a flowering chestnut. Inscrip...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1898 RC-CM21
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1898 RC-CM21. Measures: 18.5 cm / 7 9/32 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1906 RC-CM61
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1906 RC-CM61. Measures: 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1907 RC-CM74
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1907 RC-CM74. Measures 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in good condition.  
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1907 RC-CM68
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1907 RC-CM68. Measures 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 and is in good condition.  
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1918 RC-CM177
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1918 RC-CM177. Measures: 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in perfect condition. The powder-magazine in Frederikshavn. Inscription: 1818- FRED...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1921 RC-CM202
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1921 RC-CM202. Measures: 15.5 cm / 6 7/ 64 in. and is in perfect condition. The 70th birthday of the dowager Queen Louise of Denmark. Cro...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1909 RC-CM104
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1909 RC-CM104. Measures 14 cm / 5 33/64 in. and is in perfect condition. RC-CM104; 1909: Commemorative plate for Princess Marie. Crowned ...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1908 RC-CM81
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1908 RC-CM81. Measures: 22.5 cm and is in good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1936 RC-CM278
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1936 RC-CM278. Measures: 18 cm / 7 3/32 in. and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1937 RC-CM280
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1937 RC-CM280. Measures: 19 cm / 7 31/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1897 RC-CM8
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1897 RC-CM8 The Wedding of Princess Ingeborg of Denmark to Prince Carl of Sweden. Crowned face to face monogram CI and the year 1897. Des...
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1960 RC-CM308
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1960 RC-CM308. Measures 21.5 cm / 8 15/32 in. and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1896 RC-CM7
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1896 RC-CM7. Measures 17 cm / 6 11/16 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1896 RC-CM6
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1896 RC-CM6. Measures 17 cm / 6 11/16 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1918 RC-CM181
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1918 RC-CM181. Measures 17 cm / 6 11/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Old building on the Frederiksholm's Kanal in Copenhagen housing...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1918 RC-CM182
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1918 RC-CM182. Measures 23 cm / 9 1/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Moses being rescued from the Nile by Faro’s daughter. Inscription...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1908 RC-CM86
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1908 RC-CM86. Measures 38 cm / 14 61/64 in. and is in good condition. Commissioned by the freemason lodge St. Clemens in Aarhus. Sub Cruce C...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1905 RC-CM53
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1905 RC-CM53. Measures 20 cm / 7 3/32 in. and is in perfect condition. RC-CM53: 1905: Stallion standing in front of a tree. Inscription: ...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1918 RC-CM180
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1918 RC-CM180. Measures 25.5 cm / 10 3/64 in. and is in perfect condition.     
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1906, RC-CM59
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1906, RC-CM59. Measures 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1899 RC-CM27
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1899 RC-CM27. Measures 17.5 cm / 6 57/64 in. and is in good condition.  
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1917 RC-CM169
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1917 RC-CM169. Measures: 17 cm / 6 11/16 in. and is in perfect condition. Landscape with a road. Inscription: FORENINGEN AF HANDELSREJSEN...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1938 RC-CM283
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1938 RC-CM283. Measures: 18.5 cm / 7 9/32 in. and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1970 RC-CM325
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1970 RC-CM325. Measures 20 cm / 7 7/8 in. and is in good condition. The mill of Dybbøl. Below the two lions of Slesvig and the years 1920...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1917 RC-CM168
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1917 RC-CM168. Measures: 20.3 cm / 7 63/64 in. and is in perfect condition.
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1898 RC-CM24
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1898 RC-CM24. Measures: 22.5 cm / 8 55/64 in. and is in good condition.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1898, RC-CM25
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1898 RC-CM25. Measures 21 cm / 8 17/64 in. and is in good condition.      
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1905 RC-CM57
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1905 RC-CM57. Nursing sister. In the background the hospital in Copenhagen. Above Crowned face to face monogram L (Queen louise), below N...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1917 RC-CM170
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Commemorative plate from 1917 RC-CM170. Measures 23 cm and is in perfect condition. The actor Olaf Poulsen. Inscription: 1867 OLAF POULSEN 1917. Comm. by the asso...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Figurine of Collie No 1701
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen figurine of Collie No 1701. Measures: 28 cm / 11 1/32 in.
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20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Figurine of Wirehaired Terrier No 3165
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen figurine of wirehaired terrier no 3165. Measures: 12 cm / 4 23/32 in.
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20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1969 RC-CM323
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Mindeplatte fra 1916 RC-CM164. Måler 20.3 cm / 7 63/64 in. og er i perfekt stand. Danish landscape with flag and corn sheaf. Inscription: DANMARK OG DANMARKS ÆRE ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Commemorative Plate from 1888 RC-CM001
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen commemorative plate from 1888 RC-CM001. Measures: 17 cm / 6 11/16 in.
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Antique 1880s Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Exquisite Art Nouveau Sapphire Diamond Rare 18 Karat Bangle
Located in Napoli, IT
History Behind Art Nouveau was a brief moment (1890-1910), which had a lasting impact on jewellery design and many other arts This rare, beautiful bangle is a survivor of that era M...
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Antique 1890s Art Nouveau Bangles

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

French Art Nouveau Emile Galle Cameo Glass Vase Signed circa 1900, Amenomes
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Superb Emile Galle cameo vase in a classic shape. Brown over Purple over Yellow- depicting stunning flowering Amenones. It is signed in cameo (image 6). Emile Galle was probably ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Red & Clear Baccarat Horse Chestnut Crystal Glass Cameo Vase
By Baccarat
Located in London, GB
Very unusual Art Nouveau Baccarat crystal cameo vase in red over clear. Decorated with horse chestnuts. As with most early Baccarat cameo there is a fine pattern detailed in the clea...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Crystal

French Art Nouveau Pink and Purple Signed Emile Galle Cameo Vase, circa 1900
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Classic signed French Art Nouveau Emile Galle cameo glass vase in purple over pink, depicting climbing flowers, circa 1900. Emile Galle was probably the greatest glass maker of al...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Red and Opal Orange Signed Emile Galle Cameo Glass Vase
By Emile Gallé
Located in London, GB
Superb signed French Art Nouveau Emile Galle cameo vase - in red over graduated opal orange in one of the Classic Emile Galle shapes -It shows in Fine detail blooming poppies - buds,...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

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Art Nouveau Art For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of art nouveau art on 1stDibs. A piece of art nouveau art — often made from metal, glass and ceramic — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for an item from our selection of art nouveau art, we have 17053 options in-stock, while there are 324 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a choice in our collection of art nouveau art — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right object in our assortment of art nouveau art, those designed in Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one option in this array of art nouveau art that is appealing in its simplicity, but Royal Copenhagen, Georg Jensen and Tiffany Studios produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Art Nouveau Art?

The average selling price for a piece of art nouveau art at 1stDibs is $1,972, while they’re typically $8 on the low end and $785,000 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.