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6.80 Carat White Rose Cut Diamond Blue Sapphire Blue Topaz Yellow Gold Earrings
By Luigi Ferrara
Located in Naples, IT
These Lever-Back Earrings are made of 9K Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver. These Earrings have 0.80 Carats of White Rose Cut Diamonds. These Earrings have 0.50 Carats of Blue Sapphire...
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Late 20th Century Art Nouveau Lever-Back Earrings

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Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Topaz, White Diamond, 9k Gold, Sterlin...

1.70 Carat White Rose Cut Diamond Sapphire Enamel Yellow Gold Flowers Earrings
By Luigi Ferrara
Located in Naples, IT
These Earrings are made of 9K Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver. These Earrings have 0.90 Carats of White Rose Cut Diamonds. These Earrings have 0.80 Carats of Blue Sapphires. These Ea...
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Late 20th Century Art Nouveau Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Sterling Silver, 9k Gold

French Rene Lalique Art Nouveau Box Set of Blue Stain Marguerites Menu Holders
By René Lalique
Located in London, GB
Amazing boxed set of six glass Rene Lalique Marguerites (Daisies) pattern menu holders, dating from 1924 with original blue staining. (Ref: Marcilhac 3505) These were called (Porte-M...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

Art Nouveau White Diamond Emerald Ruby Blue Sapphire Yellow Gold Dangle Earrings
By Luigi Ferrara
Located in Naples, IT
These Clip-On Earrings are made of 14K Yellow Gold. These Earrings have 0.40 Carats of White Diamonds. These Earrings have 1.80 Carats of Emeralds. These Earrings have 1.70 Carats of...
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Late 20th Century Art Nouveau Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold

French Art Pottery Metenier Blue Ceramic Vase Pot
By Gilbert Metenier
Located in Great Britain, Northern Ireland
Made from stoneware and signed on the base by ‘G.Métenier’ for Gilbert Metenier. An artist potter who worked from 1907 until 1940 noted for his variety of shapes and interesting expe...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Pottery

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Ceramic, Stoneware

French Art Pottery Metenier Blue Ceramic Vase Pot
By Gilbert Metenier
Located in Great Britain, Northern Ireland
Made from stoneware and signed on the base by ‘G.Métenier’ for Gilbert Metenier. An artist potter who worked from 1907 until 1940 noted for his variety of shapes and interesting expe...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Stoneware, Ceramic

"Blue Art Nouveau Vase" Vase with Gold Metal Trim and Blue and White Flowers
By Olga Antonova
Located in Wellesley, MA
Olga Antonova "Blue Art Nouveau Vase with Gold Metal Trim and Blue and White Flowers" Oil on Canvas 26 x 26 Inches Olga Antonova’s subject is compositions of extraordinarily elega...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Dark Blue Art Nouveau Ceramic Cachepot by K&G Luneville, France, circa 1915
By Luneville
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Extraordinary, large Art Nouveau ceramic Cachepot from the period in France around 1915, made by the famous company of K&G Luneville. This rare, dark cobalt blue cachepot impresses w...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Light Blue Art Nouveau Glass Box with Enamel Paintings, Austria, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Enchanting light blue glass box adorned by lovely hand painted enamel paintings from the early period around 1900 in Austria. An absolute lovely piece of glass art impressing with wo...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Decorative Boxes

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Enamel

Blue Art Nouveau Candle Lanterns by Baccarat France, Depicting Birds, circa 1890
By Baccarat
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Two blue, late 19th or early 20th century glass lanterns by Baccarat France, both signed in the bottom with Baccarat and Depose marks. They are in clear Art Nouveau / orientalist tas...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Art Nouveau Door Hardware Catalog 2
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a German Hardware Trade Catalogue, "August Stimming" Berlin 1901. Photograms on cyanotype paper. Printed 2021. This image can be printed to any custom size.
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Interior Prints

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Archival Pigment

Art Nouveau Door Hardware Catalog 3
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a German Hardware Trade Catalogue, "August Stimming" Berlin 1901. Photograms on cyanotype paper. Printed 2021. This image can be printed to any custom size.
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Interior Prints

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Archival Pigment

Art Nouveau Door Hardware Catalog 8
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a German Hardware Trade Catalogue, "August Stimming" Berlin 1901. Photograms on cyanotype paper. Printed 2021. This image can be printed to any custom size.
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Interior Prints

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Archival Pigment

Art Nouveau Door Hardware Catalog 9
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a German Hardware Trade Catalogue, "August Stimming" Berlin 1901. Photograms on cyanotype paper. Printed 2021. This image can be printed to any custom size.
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Interior Prints

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Archival Pigment

Art Nouveau Door Hardware Catalog 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a German Hardware Trade Catalogue, "August Stimming" Berlin 1901. Photograms on cyanotype paper. Printed 2021. This image can be printed to any custom size.
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Interior Prints

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Archival Pigment

Art Nouveau Door Hardware Catalog 5
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a German Hardware Trade Catalogue, "August Stimming" Berlin 1901. Photograms on cyanotype paper. Printed 2021. This image can be printed to any custom size.
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Interior Prints

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Archival Pigment

Art Nouveau Door Hardware Catalog 4
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a German Hardware Trade Catalogue, "August Stimming" Berlin 1901. Photograms on cyanotype paper. Printed 2021. This image can be printed to any custom size.
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Interior Prints

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Archival Pigment

Art Nouveau Door Hardware Catalog 11
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a German Hardware Trade Catalogue, "August Stimming" Berlin 1901. Photograms on cyanotype paper. Printed 2021. This image can be printed to any custom size.
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Interior Prints

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Archival Pigment

Art Nouveau Door Hardware Catalog 12
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a German Hardware Trade Catalogue, "August Stimming" Berlin 1901. Photograms on cyanotype paper. Printed 2021. This image can be printed to any custom size.
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Interior Prints

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Archival Pigment

Art Nouveau Door Hardware Catalog 10
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a German Hardware Trade Catalogue, "August Stimming" Berlin 1901. Photograms on cyanotype paper. Printed 2021. This image can be printed to any custom size.
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Interior Prints

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Archival Pigment

20s Blue Glass Art Nouveau Bracelet
Located in San Francisco, CA
20s Blue Glass Art Nouveau Bracelet 6 1/2" length, 1" wide at center jewel
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Vintage 1920s Art Nouveau Link Bracelets

Coupe Blue Fan Art Nouveau Enamelled Glass Gilt Art Nouveau Vase
Located in Houston, TX
Fan shaped blue enameled glass decorated with Japanese inspired ribbons and flowers. Work was done by glassmaker Auguste Jean. This Art Nouveau piece is unique and brightly colored.
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Glass

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Glass

1966 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 'Aristide Bruant - Ambassadeurs' Art Nouveau Blue
By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 14.5 x 10.5 inches ( 36.83 x 26.67 cm ) Image Size: 13.75 x 9.5 inches ( 34.925 x 24.13 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A: Mint Additional Details: Lithograph from the b...
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1960s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Art Nouveau 15 Karat Gold Mesh Bag, 1900
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
An Art Nouveau gold mesh bag, 1900, with two sapphire cabochons, a rosecut diamond and hanging seed pearls. The gold mesh is beautifully interlinked and in an excellent condition. Th...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Boxes and Cases

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Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Oriental Pearl, 15k Gold

1966 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 'La Chatelaine' Art Nouveau Blue,Gray Lithograph
By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 14.5 x 10.5 inches ( 36.83 x 26.67 cm ) Image Size: 11.75 x 9.5 inches ( 29.845 x 24.13 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Addit...
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1960s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

1966 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 'Aristide Bruant - Eldorado' Art Nouveau Blue Fra
By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 14.5 x 10.5 inches ( 36.83 x 26.67 cm ) Image Size: 13.75 x 9.5 inches ( 34.925 x 24.13 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A: Mint Additional Details: Lithograph from the b...
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1960s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Art Nouveau Silver-Overlaid Cobalt Blue Glass Centerpiece
Located in Dallas, TX
Art Nouveau silver-overlaid cobalt blue glass centerpiece represents classic elegance in an extraordinary way! The rich deep blue coloration derived from cobalt permeates the glass a...
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Antique 1890s Dutch Art Nouveau Centerpieces

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Art Glass

1966 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 'La Revue Blanche' Art Nouveau Blue,Neutral Franc
By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 14.5 x 10.5 inches ( 36.83 x 26.67 cm ) Image Size: 12.5 x 9 inches ( 31.75 x 22.86 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A: Mint Additional Details: Lithograph from the book ...
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1960s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Pair of Blue/Green Candle Holders
By Van Briggle
Located in Missouri, MO
In 1899, when Artus Van Briggle stepped off the train in Colorado Springs he must have felt worlds away from the studios of Paris and the landscapes of Italy where his extraordinary ...
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1950s Art Nouveau More Art

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Ceramic

Loetz Glass Art Nouveau
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Loetz Glass Art Nouveau Origin Austria Circa 1920 Blue leaves and flowers motif with white background perfect condition.
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Nouveau Glass

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Art Glass

  • Loetz Glass Art Nouveau
  • Loetz Glass Art Nouveau
  • Loetz Glass Art Nouveau
  • Loetz Glass Art Nouveau
H 10.83 in. W 3.55 in. D 3.55 in.
Bone Inlaid Wall Art in Blue Resin with Celtic Dragon Pattern
By Enrique Garcel
Located in New York City, NY
Wood, resin and camel bone chips make this wall panel. The Celtic dragon is made of hundred of camel bone chips, each precisely hand cut and filed. The blue resin applied like veneti...
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Antique Early 19th Century Unknown Art Nouveau Decorative Art

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Bone

Blue/Green Flower Holder with Original Frog Insert
By Van Briggle
Located in Missouri, MO
Blue/Green Flower Holder with Original Frog Insert Approx 8 x 5 x 3.5 inches In 1899, when Artus Van Briggle stepped off the train in Colorado Springs he must have felt worlds away ...
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1930s Art Nouveau More Art

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Ceramic

"Elegant Still Life of Blue, White, Burgundy and Silver/Gold Art Nouveau Vase"
By Olga Antonova
Located in Wellesley, MA
Olga Antonova "Elegant Still Life of Blue, White and Burgundy Patterned Art Nouveau Vase with Silver/Gold and Bird on Top" Oil on Canvas 26 x 26 Inches Olga Antonova’s subject is...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Art Nouveau Tiffany Favrile Iridescent Blue Genie Perfume Art Glass Bottle
By Tiffany Studios
Located in Englewood, NJ
An American Art Nouveau Tiffany Favrile blown glass "Genie" perfume bottle by, Tiffany Studios. The bottle in Classic genie bottle form in an all-over iridized blue color retianing i...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Bottles

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Art Glass

Antique Art Nouveau Blue Zircon Brooch, 9 Karat Rose Gold
Located in NEWARK, GB
A beautiful antique, Art Nouveau era 9kt Rose gold and blue Zircon brooch. Large faceted oval blue Zircon stone with a lovely hue, set into a rich 9kt Rose gold setting, the brooch ...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

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Zircon, Blue Zircon, 9k Gold, Rose Gold

Art Nouveau Blue Sapphire White Gold Filigree Solitaire Ring
Located in Rome, IT
sapphire ring reminiscent of the 1920s Art Nouveau era. This beautiful ring features a single round cut natural sapphire (approximately 1ct) firmly prong set in the solid 14K White...
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Vintage 1920s Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold

Blue Sating Glass Stalagmite no.001
By Alexis Zambrano
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage found satin glass w/ steel structure, 2019. This series is formed out of the accumulation of "sediments" / found objects which no longer have a practical use. They have been ...
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2010s Art Nouveau Sculptures

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Glass

"Untitled Vase" Blown Glass, Pink & Blue, Speckled, Sparkling, Signed by Artist
By Charles Schneider
Located in Detroit, MI
This speckled and sparkling glass vase is an exemplary piece of the Art Nouveau period of France and was created by legendary glass-smith Charles Schneider. The pink and blue speckle...
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau More Art

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Glass

Art Nouveau Style Silver Blue Stone Filigree Hinged Bracelet
Located in Rotterdam, NL
An Art Nouveau-style silver bangle bracelet set with a blue stone. This gorgeous handmade bracelet is made of genuine 835 silver, studded with one big blue stone in the center in aqu...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Bangles

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Other, Silver

Scandanavian Art Nouveau Enamel Pendant
Located in Riverdale, NY
Lovely enamel pendant from the art nouveau period. Scandanavian in origin with iris floral motif and set in sterling silver. Matching detachable chain has enamelled links to match.<b...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Drop Necklaces

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Sterling Silver

Van Briggle Signed Art Nouveau Blue Ceramic Pottery Glazed Vase
By Van Briggle
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful piece. Gorgeous color and glaze. Signed and stamped on the base. A great addition to your collection or beautiful stand-alone work. Dimensions: 10" high, 7" diam...
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20th Century American Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Blue Murano Glass Vase Produced by Toso, Italy
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1920s-1930s. Made in Murano glass. It might show slight traces of use since it's vintage, but it can be considered as in excellent original condition. Measures: Diameter 7 cm Heig...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Murano Glass

French Faïence Barbotine Majolica Art Nouveau Blue Asparagus Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Faïence Majolica glazed asparagus plate, circa 1885-1910. A bent, purple tipped asparagus spear with green and red leaves borders a deep sauce well. An Art Nouveau running ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

14 Karat Gold Ring Blue Seed Pearl Art Nouveau
Located in Wallkill, NY
Set in 14K White gold with yellow gold accents. Bezel Set stunning Synthetic Blue Sapphire with tiny seed pearls surrounding Floral motif on the shank. The Ring is a size 7-3/4 and c...
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Vintage 1910s Art Nouveau Solitaire Rings

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Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Nouveau Micro Pearl Blue Topaz Yellow Gold Pendant
By Luigi Ferrara
Located in Naples, IT
This Pendant is made of 9K yellow gold. This Pendant has Micro Pearls and two big Blue Topaz. This pendant is inspired by Art Nouveau. We're a workshop so every piece is handmade, c...
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Mid-20th Century Art Nouveau Pendant Necklaces

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Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Topaz, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Nouveau Large Ceramic Tile
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Nouveau ceramic tile, circa 1900. Designed by Carl Sigmund Luber (1896-1934), Germany. Manufactured by Johann von Schwarz, Nuremberg. Stoneware, glazed. The maid face is hand-pai...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Ceramics

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Ceramic, Stoneware

  • Art Nouveau Large Ceramic Tile
  • Art Nouveau Large Ceramic Tile
  • Art Nouveau Large Ceramic Tile
  • Art Nouveau Large Ceramic Tile
H 4.72 in. W 14.17 in. D 0.39 in.
Nouveau Medium Pin Board in Navy Blue & Navy Blue Frame by All The Way To Paris
By Please Wait to be Seated, All The Way To Paris
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau medium pin board in navy blue & navy blue frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Steel

Nouveau Small Pin Board in Navy Blue & Navy Blue Frame by All The Way To Paris
By Please Wait to be Seated, All The Way To Paris
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau small pin board in navy blue & navy blue frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Steel

Nouveau Large Pin Board in Navy Blue & Navy Blue Frame by All The Way To Paris
By Please Wait to be Seated, All The Way To Paris
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nouveau large pin board in navy blue & navy blue frame by All The Way To Paris The foam and textiles have been specially engineered to provide soundproofing. Including 2 hanging b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Steel

Art Nouveau 7.50 Carat Blue Zircon 14 Karat Gold Leaf Bracelet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Bracelet features elongated links with highly rendered foliate alternating with ribbed spacer links Each centers a bezel set round cut zircon weighing in total approximately 7.50 ca...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Link Bracelets

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Zircon, Blue Zircon, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rare Pair of Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Cobolt Blue Vases
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rare pair of Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau cobolt blue vases with gold decorations. With rare blue export marks, most probably for Russia. Measure: 20.5 cm and are in perfect condition.
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Kralik Glassworks Loetz Type Blue on Gold Art Glass Vase
By Kralik Glassworks
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Loetz type art nouveau glass vase by Kralik Glassworks. Of green iridescent green glass with clear blue swirled and pulled threads. Height: circa 3 7/8 in. Items pur...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

French Art Nouveau & Art Deco Blue Glass Straws Fringe Bronze Chandelier c1920
Located in Coimbra, PT
Weight 7 Kg / 15 lb. 6-light bulbs E-14, good working condition, 1920s. Assembly required. Bulbs not included. Measures: Width 28 in / 70 cm Diagonal 36 in / 90 cm Height 40 in...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Bronze

Antique Art Nouveau 10K Yellow Gold Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring 6g
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique 10k yellow gold ring with Art Nouveau and reticulated styling on the band, set with an oval cut blue topaz. Size 6 / stone - 13 mm x 10 mm / 6.1 g.
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Collectible Jewelry

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Gold

Höganäs Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Höganäs Art Nouveau ceramic vase. Measures: 22.5 cm. x 15 cm. In perfect condition. Stamped.
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20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Vases

Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Vase with Mounting
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau vase with mounting. Measures: 25cm First factory quality, in perfect condition.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

Antique Art Nouveau 14 Karat Blue Enamel Pansy Pin with Diamond
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful blue enamel Art Nouveau pansy brooch set with a small diamond circa 1900. Made in 14k yellow gold. This pansy is a beautiful rendering of a flower that can be worn as a p...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Enamel

Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Picture Frame
By Boots Pure Drug Co. 1
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau, sterling silver picture frame, Birmingham, England, 1906, Boots Pure Drug Company - maker. Retailed at Boots. Backed in dark blue velvet. Measures 7 1/4 inches high (at ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Picture Frame
  • Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Picture Frame
  • Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Picture Frame
  • Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Picture Frame
H 7.25 in. W 5.75 in. D 3.50 in.
Silver 800 Art Nouveau Basket Original Blue Glass Liner Bremen, Germany
By Bremer Silberwarenfabrik
Located in Vienna, AT
Gorgeous Art Nouveau Silver 800 basket with handle and original cobalt blue glass liner. Made in Germany/ Bremer Silberwarenfabrik, circa 1905-1910 As from year 1905 Bremer Silbe...
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Silver

Blue Glass Vase Art Nouveau with Frilly Glass Top, Austria, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Mesmerizing early 20th century blue glass vase from the Art Nouveau period in Austria. The Beautifully designed around 1900 this glass vase shows a bulbous mouthblown dark blue body ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

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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.