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Louis Auguste Moreau, Set of Two Art Nouveau Bronze & Marble Vases, Ca. 1900



Artist: Louis Auguste Moreau. Description: A set of two brown-patinated flower vases with original brass inserts, on red marble bases, decorated with Gingco biloba floral motif. Due to the fact that in the short Art Nouveau era, the floral motif in the visual and applied arts became very popular due to the use of natural lines, certain plants gained special popularity due to their exquisite smooth curved lines - daffodils, irises, chrysanthemums. Ginko occupies a special place in this series - not only because of the unusual shape of the leaves, but also as a symbol of longevity. Ginkgo biloba, commonly known as ginkgo or gingko, also known as the maidenhair tree, and is a species native to China. It is the only living species in the order Ginkgoales, which first appeared over 290 million years ago! Period: Ca. 1900 Style: French Art Nouveau Medium: Brown-patinated bronze and red marble, Dimensions: H: 14.75” x W: 7.75” Markings: Signed ‘Louis Moreau’ in the back. Condition: Good antique condition. The vases retains original patina. Artist: Louis Auguste Moreau (French, 1855-1919) is considered to be one of important French artists of his era. He was born in Dijon, in 1855. At a very young age Louis Auguste studied with his father; and later under such legendary masters of French sculpture, as Aimé Millet, Augustin Drumont and Jean Thomas. Moreau's style was realistic and graceful, revealing his relation to the other members of the Moreau dynasty. The similitude of names sometimes provokes confusion… Louis August Moreau was the son of Auguste Moreau and nephew to two other celebrated French sculptors Mathurin and Hyppolyte-François. He learned sculpture under their influence, as well as at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His brother, Hippolyte was also a sculptor. Thus, a highly celebrated dynasty of French sculptors created works of art that can now be found in numerous museums throughout the world. Bronze sculptures by Louis August Moreau are prime examples of the Art Nouveau style. He worked in France during the turn of the XX century and regularly exhibited his bronzes. Moreau's outstanding artworks, such as Curiese, have inspired other sculptors of that era to create in a similar style.


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  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.75 in. (37.47 cm)Diameter: 7.75 in. (19.69 cm)
  • Style
    Art Nouveau (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. We make our best effort to provide a fair and descriptive condition report. Please examine photos attentively, as they are part of the description. Send us a message to request more details or discuss price.
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    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2819323464582

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