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Art Nouveau Clocks

ART NOUVEAU STYLE

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.

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Style: Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau Sycamore Standing Clock, ca. 1910
Located in Budapest, HU
Standing clock in Art Nouveau style, manufactured arround 1910. Wooden parts of sycamore maple tree.
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1910s European Vintage Art Nouveau Clocks

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Sycamore

French Mahogany Balloon Mantel Clock
Located in Norwich, GB
Edwardian Art Nouveau style balloon mantel clock in a mahogany slim waisted case with satinwood line inlay and floral decoration. Enamel dial with Arabic numerals and original ‘bl...
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Clocks

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Mahogany

Moorcroft Pottery CL1 Clock, Queen's Choice Edition Ceramic Art
Located in Hamburg, DE
Special Moorcroft ceramic table clock, the so-called CL1 Clock in the edition "Queens Choice". The ceramic clock has a colorful design, which depicts various fruits. The clock case i...
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1990s British Art Nouveau Clocks

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Ceramic

Stunning Maple & Co Paris Art Nouveau Hardwood Marquetry Inlaid Mantle Clock
Located in GB
Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this lovely, circa 1890 Maple & Co Art Nouveau mahogany inlaid mantle clock A very good looking and decor...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Hardwood

Antique Art Nouveau Grandfather Clock, Germany, 1900
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique Art Nouveau grandfather clock, Germany 1900. Solid oak wood, finely carved body with carved floral accents. The movement is an original work by Gustav-Becker in Germany. ...
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20th Century German Art Nouveau Clocks

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Brass, Copper

Figural Mantel Clock by Goldscheider, 1890's
Located in Barcelona, Cataluna
This lovely figural mantel clock by Goldscheider dates from the 1890s, and features the Latin saying on the face, "Amicitia- Vincit Horas" which translates to "friendship overcomes t...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Clocks

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Ceramic

Dufrène French Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Clock
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau clock in gilt bronze by Maurice Dufrène with dancing figures modeled by Félix Voulot for the Parisian atelier La Maison Moderne, circa 1900. A similar model ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Bronze

Paul Frey Miniature 18-Karat Gold and Jade Clock
By Paul Frey
Located in New Orleans, LA
An exceptionally rare objet d'art, this opulent and incredibly rare French miniature clock is crafted of solid 18-karat gold and jade. Crafted by Parisian jeweler Paul Frey and retai...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Jade, 18k Gold, Bronze

René Lalique, "Atmos Clock", circa 1920
Located in Paris, FR
René Lalique "Atmos clock", c. 1920 Execution: Glass and Chrome. Signed: by René Lalique Measures: H: 33 cm (12.9") Overall Very good condition Atmos, Pendule Perpétuelle, wi...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Clocks

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Chrome

Jumbo Collection Antique French Ormolu Mantel Clock
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
This important and fine ormolu clock was made in France towards 1860, according to the taste of the so-called Second Empire. The case is a typical quality bronze cast and gilt one, ...
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1860s Italian Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Bronze and Iron Mantle Clock New Haven Clock Company
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Art Nouveau boudoir clock by New Haven Clock Co. features iron cast foliate and floral form frame, porcelain face with Arabic numbers and protected by bevelled crystal, in working co...
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1910s American Vintage Art Nouveau Clocks

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Brass

Austrian Long-Case Clock by Koloman Moser for August Ungethüm, 1904
Located in Budapest, HU
This long-case clock is designed by Koloman Moser. It is a part of the dinner set which included the clock, large and small sideboards, a dining table and six chairs. The famous Vie...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Chrome

Early 20th Century French Cupboard into Art Nouveau Longcase Grandfather Clock
Located in Labrit, Landes
French cupboard into an Art Nouveau/Art Deco longcase clock Oak The shelves can be renovated if you wish Good antique condition. Shipping: 203 x 30 x 45 cm 30kg.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Clocks

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Oak

Art Nouveau French Mantel Clock, Brass & Copper Case, circa 1900
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
A stunning large Art Nouveau brass and hammered copper mantel or table clock, the pointed arch square section clock case surmounted by a female mask, a brass chapter ring with Arabic...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Brass, Copper

Lovely Pewter and Enamel Art Nouveau Mantle Clock Lovely Decorative Piece
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very nice decorative Pewter & Enamel Art Nouveau style mantle clock A good looking piece, it has a solid pewter frame with enamel dial and ...
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20th Century English Art Nouveau Clocks

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Enamel, Pewter

Anton Puchegger Polar Bear Ceramic Statue with Clock, Early 20th Century
By Anton Puchegger
Located in Antwerp, BE
Anton Puchegger Polar Bear Statue with Clock. A stunning early 20th Century large ceramic statue with 3 polar bears and a clock and lights inside. Made and Designed in 1905 by Anton...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Clocks

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Clock Set by Francesco Flora 1890 Antique Three Piece French Mantel
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Gorgeous Art Nouveau clock set from the 1890s by Italian artist Francesco Flora made in Paris France. Francesco Flora is known for making gorgeous female Art Nouveau style sculptur...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Spelter

French Art Nouveau L'ecole Nancy Style Carved Wall Clock Thermometer & Barometer
Located in Lisse, NL
Early 20th century, good size Art Nouveau wall clock. This antique weather station hand carved and stunning Art Nouveau clock has a beautiful color / patina and it is in wonderful ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Clocks

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Glass, Wood

Adolf Loos Jugendstil Mantelpiece-Clock Solid Brass Facetted Glass, Re-Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Mantelpiece clock, often used by Adolf Loos in houses he designed. Casted brass-frame on four Rhomboid legs, strengthened edges leading to octagonal side frames, facettet glasses, cl...
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Clocks

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Brass

René Lalique Glass 'Moineaux' Sparrows Clock
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
René Lalique clear and frosted glass 'Moineaux' clock. Moulded makers mark, 'R Lalique'. Book reference: Marcilhac B.
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Clocks

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Glass

Large Arts & Crafts Brass & Oak Gustave Serrurier-Bovy Style Wall Clock, ca 1900
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful and stylish clock, in good working order. If you are looking for an exceptionally designed clock from the Arts & Crafts era then this rare wall clock could be yours to o...
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Clocks

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Brass

Art Nouveau Wall Clock, Hand Carved, Second Half of 19th Century, Solid Walnut
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Almost unique wall clock in art nouveau style, with cherubs finely hand carved in solid walnut and characteristic "licquid" numbers in the dial. Please note that all of our items ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Walnut

Small Clock with Elephants
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Desk clock with elephants, early 20th century, Art Nouveau. Measures: H: 16 cm, W: 21 cm, D: 8 cm.
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Clocks

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Metal

1881 Antique Marble Bronze Ansonia Figural Woman & Pheasant Bird Mantel Clock 19
Located in Dayton, OH
A rare and impressive Antique 1881 Ansonia open escapement mantel clock. Made of bronze and marble featuring neoclassical styling with a woman seated on a Corinthian column with her ...
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1880s Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Antique French Auguste Moreau Gilt Bronze Mantel Garniture Clock Candelabra
Located in Dayton, OH
"Monumental Antique French Art Nouveau Auguste Moreau garniture clock set. Made of bronze with gilt accents featuring a peasant woman and child carrying a shieth of wheat flanked by ...
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Late 19th Century Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Style Carriage Clock, circa 1900
Located in Norwich, GB
Art Nouveau brass carriage clock with decorative handle, standing on a raised, stepped base and resting on turned brass feet. Beautifully decorated gilded dial mask, enamel dial w...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Brass

French Art Nouveau Majolica Floral Dresser Mantel Clock and Garniture Set
By Esdeve, Sarreguemines
Located in Miami Beach, FL
The beautiful set by Esdeve - Sarreguemines features a lovely pink French Majolica dresser mantel clock and a matching pair of pink floral garniture vases. It features an Art Nouveau...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Majolica

Léon Jallot, Oak Grandfather Clock, France, 1910
Located in New York, NY
An magnificent clock with a floral motif dating from the early 20th century, and created by master ebeniste Le´on Jallot. For an illustration of a similar model, see: Duncan, Alas...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Clocks

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Oak

20th Century Silver Clock, Art Nouveau
Located in Roma, IT
Silver clock painted blue glaze with three Graces in the centre and the clock on the top. The clock is in silver painted with enamels.
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20th Century Art Nouveau Clocks

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Silver

Eugène Feuillâtre Silver and Plique-à-Jour Enamel "Capucines" Desk Clock
Located in New York, NY
This rare French Art Nouveau silver and plique-à-jour enamel clock depicts a dynamic display of butterflies and flowering "Capucines," or nasturtiums, by Eugène Feuillâtre. The front...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Silver

French Art Nouveau Grandfather Clock
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau bronze dore grandfather clock with marble & onyx pedestal top and base. *Not working
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Marble, Onyx, Ormolu

French Table Clock. Bronze, Brass and Green Marble, Mid 1800s
Located in Varese, Lombardia
French table clock. Bronze, brass and green marble. Attribuited to Emile Bruchon. mid 1800s.
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Marble, Brass, Bronze

French Art Nouveau Mahogany Cased Mantel Clock
Located in Norwich, GB
French Art Nouveau mahogany cased mantel clock with arch top above satinwood inlay depicting a Viking longboat at full sail. Enamel dial with Arabic numerals. Eight day movement ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Mahogany

Art Nouveau Mahogany French Balloon Mantel Clock
Located in Norwich, GB
Art Nouveau mahogany Balloon clock with satinwood inlay and standing on brass ball feet. Enamel dial with Arabic numerals and original hands. Eight day French movement with p...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Mahogany

19th Century French Art Nouveau Period Mantel Clock by Moreau
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Art Nouveau Period Mantel Clock by Moreau is a masterpiece of the style, rendered by one of France's most famous family of sculptors! Although Louis Auguste Morea...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Spelter

925 Sterling Hammered Silver Time Piece Dated Birmingham, 1903
Located in London, GB
This beautiful 925 sterling hammered silver time piece is all in original condition and the enamel retains its translucent quality. The English oak back is carved to replicate the s...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

French Art Nouveau Clock and Vase Set by R. Ragu
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Tall 6 1/8” tall by 8.75” wide by 2” deep Clock on marble base. Hand engraved pewter over pearlized celluloid. Vases hand engraved pewter over frosted glass. 4” wide by 11 1/8”...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Clocks

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Pewter

Antique Art Nouveau New Haven Clock Co Figural Gilt Metal Cherub Desk Clock
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Art Nouveau gilt metal cherub tabletop clock by the New Haven Clock Company.   
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Clocks

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Metal

French Art Nouveau Oak Grandfather Clock Georges Tuck
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau oak grandfather clock with carved sleeping lady and rooster on top (Georges Turck) (pg. 153, Fantasy Furniture). Currently does not run.  
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Oak

Art Deco Pink Marble Set of Mantle, Desk or Chapel Clock with Bronze Details
Located in Miami, FL
Art Deco pink marble mantle, desk or chapel clock with bronze details Beautiful design and perfectly working Art Deco clock with a chime. If you are looking for a great shape a...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Huge Original Art Nouveau circa 1889 Cold Painted Bronzed Clock by Seth Thomas
Located in GB
We are delighted to this absolutely stunning and really very large Art Nouveau mantle clock circa 1890 by the great Seth Thomas This clock is huge, I bought it thinking it was a n...
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1880s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Bronze

Original Adolf Loos Wall Clock Jugendstil, 1920
Located in Vienna, AT
All-clock, Model design Adolf Loos, circa 1920, octagonal housing, clear glass in nickel binding (flap missing), black hands and numbers, signs of use, not in function , manufacturer...
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1920s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Clocks

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Wood

Lenzkirch Mantel Clock, Art Nouveau Jugendstil
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Lenzkirch Art Nouveau Jugendstil mantle clock This German clock features stylized accents heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau and Jugendstil era. It maintains it's rich brass pa...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Clocks

Bronze Mountain Lion with Tiffany & Co. Clock
By Giacomo Merculiano
Located in Bronx, NY
This vintage majestic bronze animal sculpture & clock date from early 1900’s. The sculpture was created & signed by the artist, MERCULIANO. The stunning patinated dark green bronze s...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Antique Silver Art Nouveau Table Clock 1913 Tree of Life Design
Located in London, GB
A magnificent Antique Sterling Silver Table Clock decorated with an impressive Art Nouveau design showing a Tree of Life design with two figures picking a basket of apples from the t...
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Clocks

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Sterling Silver

Howell James Art Nouveau Cased Strut Clock
Located in London, GB
A highly unusual and rare Art Nouveau gilt bronze strut clock in the manner of Cole and Signed "Howell James and Co. to the Queen London & Paris No. 898". The typical Cole style oval...
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1890s English Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Bronze

Majolica Table Clock "The Eagle" by A. Otto/ Johann Maresch, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Rare large Majolica table clock by Johann Maresch out of Bohemia, circa 1900, signed by famous artist August Otto. This imposing table clock depicts an excellent worked eagle sitting...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Clocks

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Majolica

Early 20th Century Stylish Brass Table Clock in Amsterdamse School Style
Located in Doornspijk, NL
The clear lines and simplicity of this sleek design, together with the craftsmanship by which this clock has been manufactured make this piece stand out. The oval shaped tumbled foo...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Art Nouveau Clocks

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Brass

Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Lady Sculpture Mantel Clock with 2 Matching Candelabras
Located in Lisse, NL
Large and impressive, Bonnefond signed clock garniture with top quality bronze lady sculptures. This Art Nouveau clock garniture is in the wonderful style of the Nancy School (l'éco...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Clocks

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Brass, Bronze, Enamel

French Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Clock by Dufrène
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau clock in green and brown patinated bronze, by Maurice Dufrène. The clock has dancing figures of a man and a woman, modeled by Félix Voulot for the Parisian ateli...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Bronze

Max Blondat, French Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Timepiece, 1914
Located in New York, NY
"L'amour Non Partagé" or "Unrequited Love", an allegorical timepiece by Max Blondat. The base of the clock is stamped with the artist name "Max Blondat", and carries a Valsuani found...
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Clocks

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Bronze

Vintage Art Nouveau Period Emmanuel Villains Porcelain Sculpture with Clock
Located in Bronx, NY
This vintage Art Nouveau sculpture with clock is designed in a hard paste white porcelain. A sensuous young scantily dressed female figure is positioned upon the ledge of the town we...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Porcelain

Vintage Mid-19th Century French Gilt Bronze and Enamel Boudoir Clock
Located in Bronx, NY
This late 19th century French boudoir clock is designed with an ornate gilt bronze scrolled frame. Within the frame of this vintage timepiece is a wonderful hand painted and signed e...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel

French Art Nouveau Sculpture Clock
Located in Long Island City, NY
French Art Nouveau sculpture with a clock decorated with a pair of women rejoicing in the harvest of the season. We are the rare source that specializes in French Art Deco for over t...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Clocks

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Marble, Pewter

A Rare 19th Century German Cast Iron Animated Dog Novelty Timepiece
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Rare 19th Century German Cast Iron Animated Dog Novelty Timepiece Circa 1880 Origin: Germany Height: 6" Width: 7" Depth: 3" Enamel Dial: 1" Maker: Unknown ...
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19th Century German Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock by A.D. Mougin
Located in New York, US
Our lovely gilt bronze mantel clock in the manner of Maurice DuFrene features a movement by A.D. Mougin, circa 1900-1905, and dial with black enameled numbers and lightening bolt sha...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Clocks

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Mantelpiece Clock with Kangaroo and Gilded Bronze Spelter
Located in Copenhagen, K
Kangaroo spelter clock by Junghans, with eight-day movement, enamel deal with Arabic numerals, blue-steel hands. The kangaroo stands on a black-stained wooden base.
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Bronze, Spelter

Antique Sterling Silver Clock with French Movement from 1907 by William Comyns
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1907 by William Comyns, this fine, Edwardian, antique, sterling silver clock, has an elegant, smooth, curved body, with a white and blue enamelled, numerical ...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Clocks

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Sterling Silver

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