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Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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
Fine Carved Wood Box with Morning Glories
By Maison de l'Art Nouveau
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This box is a real treasure! Completely had carved from walnut the detail in the flowers and leaves is quite remarkable. This box required a real master craftsman to achieve the outs...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Walnut

Mid-19th Century French Bronze Entitled "Deux Chiens en Arret" by A L Barye
Located in London, GB
"Deux Chiens en Arret" by A L Barye A dramatic mid 19th Century French bronze animalier group of a pointer and setter as they iflushing pheasants in a naturalistic undergrowth. Th...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Aristede De Ranieri Signed Art Nouveau Sculptural Mantel or Table Clock
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Thia antique mantel or table clock was made by the well known Italian born sculptor Archimede de Ranieri, who did much of his work in France and made this in approximately 1900 in th...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Metal

Art Nouveau Pâte de Verre Paperweight 'Bernard l'Heremite', Walter & Bergé
Located in Vienna, AT
Pâte de Verre Paperweight 'Bernard l'Heremite': Hermit crab in shades of black-brown and green with brown snail shell on dark blue seabed base with pentagonal plan. Signed 'Bergé' a...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Glass

Sandstone Sculpture by Jens Jacob Bregnø Female Venus Figure, Illums, 1930s
Located in Odense, DK
Large beautiful figurative sculpture by Danish artist Jens Jacob Bregnø in jugend style. The sculpture is made of raw sandstone and is signed by the artist. It depicts a woman figure...
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1930s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Sandstone

Italian Photo Frame Art Nouveau Silver Brass and Venetian Glass
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Illumination red is an Art Nouveau Italian photo frame with Murano glass. Illumination red is an art-design photo frame, proudly handmade in Italy by master of crafts. silvered brass...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Centerpiece WMF
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art Nouveau centerpiece WMF Manufacturer WMF Sealed at its base. Art nouveau design. German Origin Circa 1900 Metal silver plated. Perfect condition. Natural wear. Art nouveau, moder...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Metal

Stunning Hand Crafted Forged Iron Music Stand, Art Nouveau/Arts and Crafts Style
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Hand Crafted Forged Iron Music Stand, Art Nouveau/Arts and Crafts Style,, signed (initialed)) dated 81 Amazing quality and craftsmenship,, Bronzed patina,, Adjustable height.
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1980s Unknown Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Iron

Antique Daum Nancy French Art Glass Vase of the Goose Girl, circa 1900
By Daum
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine French art glass vace. By Daum Nancy. In opalescent white glass with acid etched and grey & pink enamel decoration of a young girl with geese. Entitled 'La Petit Gard...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Loetz Silberiris Candia Iridescent Twin Handled Glass Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Stylish Bohemian Silberiris Candia iridescent glass vase with brown handles by Johann Loetz Witwe and dating from around 1900. The simply shaped vase ref PN 85/5151 in the Loetz cata...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

Art Nouveau House Numbers Bronze Made after Hector Guimard Designs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art Nouveau bronze numbers cast in bronze from the design of Hector Guimard from France. They are priced ( Each ) We have many of them . Let us know which one's you are interested ...
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1990s North American Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Loetz Art Nouveau Vase Crete Diaspora Silver Iris, Austria-Hungary, Around 1902
Located in Vienna, AT
In the model with irregular spherical decor blown body in baluster shape, round stand, bulging upwards after constriction, slight narrowing, straight cut mouth rim, four applied smal...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Glass

Daum Nancy, France, Art Nouveau Miniature Bowl in Hand-Painted Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Daum Nancy, France. Art Nouveau miniature bowl in hand-painted mouth-blown art glass. Flowers and gold decoration. Early 20th century. Measures: 5.3 x 3.5 cm. In excellent condit...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Jewelry Box Art Nouveau
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jewelry box Art Nouveau bronze and glass with golden patina Origin France Circa 1900 perfect condition has a medallion on top. Art nouveau, modernist art or modernism was an internat...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Large French 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Of Lady with Rose Lamp, Pedro Riqual
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large French 19th century bronze sculpture of lady with a lit yellow rose glass lamp shade, signed by Pedro Riqual.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Antoni Gaudi Calvet Hanger Metal Wood Jugendstil
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Calvet Hanger designed by Antoni Gaudí, 1903 Manufactured in 2019 made in Spain. The Calvet Hanger. An originaldesign by Antoni Gaudí dating back to 1903 and possibly the ...
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2010s Spanish Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Metal

3 Italian Earthenware Art Nouveau Vases by G. Fieravino
Located in RHEEZERVEEN, Overijssel
Three earthenware Art Nouveau vases decorated with yellow daffodils with gilded details, signed by G. Fieravino. They differ somewhat in height, two vases are 60 cm, the third one is...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Earthenware

Herman August Kahler Danish Art Nouveau Large Art Pottery Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A large and impressive Danish art pottery vase decorated with brown and green slip patterns on a cream ground by Herman August Kahler (1846-1917) for Kahler Keramiks and dating from ...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Pottery

Art Nouveau Paperweight with Mussels Amalric Walter & Henri Mercier, Nancy
Located in Vienna, AT
Two mussels on a yellow stone base covered with algae. Signed 'AWALTER NANCY' and 'hm'. Manufactory: Amalric Walter & Henri Bergé, Nancy, Lorraine, France Dating of manufacture: ...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Glass

Lalique Crystal Ariane Doves Sculptures
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Lalique frosted sculptures of a pair of doves joined together in the center, but looking in opposite direction. They are standing over a trunk with leaves that is supported...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Crystal

French Majolica Iris Jardiniere Jean Massier, Circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica Iris Jardiniere signed Jean Massier Vallauris Circa 1890. Rare colors.
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Pair of Italian Silver Picture Frames in the Art Nouveau Style
Located in London, GB
Pair of Italian silver picture frames in the Art Nouveau style. Italian, 20th Century Measures: height 24cm, width 20cm, depth 4cm, depth when open 16cm. The elegant frames in t...
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20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Silver

Early 20th Century Orientalist Plaster Bust of a Moor, Austria Circa 1920
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A highly decorative profile portrait bust of a bearded Moor attired in traditional garb, painted in polychrome detail and modelled in the manner of Friedrich Goldscheider but unsigne...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Plaster

La Pierre Art Nouveau Green Silver Overlay Rose Vase
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass vase with engraved silver overlay. Ovoid body flowing into spread foot. Overlay in form of rose branch with buds and blooms on floaty, leafing t...
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Early 20th Century North American Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Silver

Franz Xaver Bergmann, Moorish Warrior, Vienna Bronze Sculpture, Ca. 1900
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture: Moorish Warrior This wonderful life-like sculpture depicts a Moorish warrior in a historical costume, at the moment of throwing a javelin. It is created in polychrome c...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pierre Jules Mene Bronze Sculptures of Hunting Dogs
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a P.J.Mene patinated bronze sculptures of a pair of hunting dogs. He is considered one of the pioneers of animals sculpture of the 19th century. The sculptures feature a hair...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Royal Copenhagen Figurine of Wirehaired Terrier No 3165
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 Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Vase with Flowers
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art Nouveau vase with flowers (Andre villien) electroplated tin small chip in one of its flowers circa 1900 Good condition with natural wear stamp of origin and signature A, villien...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Metal

Camille Faure Art Nouveau French Limoges Yellow Green Red Enamels Copper Vase
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century, Work of Art by the French artist Camille Fauré (1872-1952), this vase in copper is entirely covered in thick vibrant iridescent enamels in gold yellow, red, orang...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Copper, Enamel

Durand Irredescent Art Deco Orange and Gold Glass Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
Durand Iridescent orange gold glass vase. With large beautiful proportions; this vase adds color and warmth to an important space. Perfect for that special gift! circa 1925. Ename...
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1920s American Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Silvered Centerpiece with Cut Glass Bowl by A. Köhler & Cie WMF, Vienna
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Very adorable silvered centerpiece with cut glass bowl by A. Köhler & Cie (WMF) out of the secession period in Vienna, circa 1905. An absolute amazing designed centerpiece showing ty...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Britannia Standard Silver

Stuart & Sons Bowl or Vase for Liberty of London, circa Early 20th Century
By Stuart & Sons, Liberty of London
Located in New York, NY
Hand blown glass bowl or vase attributed to Stuart & Sons Cairngorm pattern (Peacock Trails) made in early 20th century for Liberty & Co.
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20th Century English Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Glass

Franz Xavier Bergmann, Bourgeois, Miniature Vienna Bronze Sculpture, circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
Noted for his detailed and colorful work, Bergman was signing his creations with either a "B" in an urn-shaped cartouche, or "Nam Greb" - for "Bergman" in reverse (these marks used t...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Kew Blas Gold Art Glass Trumpet Vase
Located in Toledo, OH
Kew Blas iradized gold art glass trumpet vase 12". No chips or damage. Dimensions: 3.38" diameter x 12" H.
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20th Century North American Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Glass

Large Art Nouveau Cameo Vase, Solanum Dulcamara Decor, Daum Nancy, France, 1910
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Large baluster vase on a separate stand, bulbous walls widening at the top towards the opening, colorless glass with flaky white and yellowish, yellow-orange, in the stand area with ...
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Glass

Leon Noel Delagrange French Bronze Bust of a Young Art Nouveau Woman
Located in Fairfax, VA
Leon Noel Delagrange an Art Nouveau French bronze bust of a classical female.
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Orivit Pewter Encased Claret Jug Green Glass, Art Nouveau, Germany, 1900
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good vertically ribbed green and clear glass bottle, encased in a pewter sleeve, all in the Art Nouveau style of the day , made by Orivit, Germany, Circa 1900. The pewte...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Pewter

Meissen Boy and Dosser with Winegrapes by Theodore Eichler Model W 129
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen rarest figurine: Boy with Dosser filled with Winegrapes by Theodore Eichler, circa 1910. Size: Height 28.0 cm (= 11.02 inches) Diameter 9.2 cm (= 3.62 inches) Manufac...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Bing & Grondahl Figurine Love Refused No 1614
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bing & Grondahl figurine love refused no 1614. Measures 17 cm / 6 11/16 in. and is in good condition. Designed by Ingeborg Plockross Irminger.
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20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair of Spectacular Gigantic Longwy Vases
Located in Hopewell, NJ
An impressive pair of very large French Longwy vases with meticulous detail having flowers, a figural scene, birds and a rooster in a glistening color palette of bright cerulean blue...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Pair of French Art Nouveau Candelabras Marble Zamac Candleholder, Early 20th C.
Located in Labrit, Landes
Pair of Marble and zamac candelabras French art Nouveau candle holder Natural decoration with dragonflies, butterflies and flowers circa 1900 Good antique condition Shipping: ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Marble

Figural Lady's Face Sterling Snuff Pill Box Case
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful figural hinged sterling silver snuff pill box; lid features a female in profile with flowing hair; interior marked: 925. A perfect heirloom gift for that special someone in...
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1950s Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Vase by Knud Valdemar Engelhardt 1916
Located in New York, US
Our extraordinary porcelain vase with cover by Knud Valdemar Engelhardt (Danish, 1882-1931) for Royal Copenhagen dates from circa 1916, and features a unique celedon colored crystall...
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1910s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Laurent & Desrousseaux, Pair of Art Nouveau vases, France, 1900
By Henri Alphonse Louis Laurent-Desrousseaux 1
Located in New York, NY
Signed: H. Laurent x Desrousseaux. This pair of vases showcases an important Art Nouveau style, "décor végétaliste," or a plant motif. While employed by other artists as part o...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

1920s Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Bulldog, Denmark
Located in Antwerp, BE
Royal Copenhagen porcelain bulldog from the Early 20th Century. A male French Bulldog - Male Frenchie - Male Boston Terrier Dog. The Porcelain Dog has the Royal Copenhagen Crown and...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

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 Decorative Objects

Modern Sycamore Standing Clock, ca. 1950
Located in Budapest, HU
Standing clock in Art Nouveau style, manufactured arround 1910. Wooden parts of sycamore maple tree.
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1950s European Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Sycamore

Galle Fire Polished Cameo Glass and Silver Cased Bowl
Located in Gainesville, FL
Emile Galle fire polished cameo glass floral bowl with period silver mounts. Signed in cameo with early Japanese style signature. The larger top mount marked with French silver hallm...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Antique Gorham Art Nouveau Green Silver Overlay Perfume
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau perfume with silver overlay. Globular bottle with short straight neck and everted rim in silver collar. Ball stopper. Overlay in biomorphic form with ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Silver

Early 20th Century Rörstrand Butterfly Low Bowl by Alf Wallander
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An early 20th century art pottery low bowl from the Art Nouveau period designed by Alf Wallander for the Rörstrand Factory of Sweden. The earthenware vessel features a Jugendstil dec...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Earthenware, Pottery

Hand Cut Crystal Bohemian Vase
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful vitange Bohemian hand cut crystal vases set of 2 pieces high quality crystal brilliant condition.
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1970s Czech Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Crystal

Early 20th Century German Jugendstil Hammered Brass Tray
Located in Chicago, IL
An extraordinary early 20th century German Jugendstil, (translating to ‘Youth Style’, the name given to the Art Nouveau movement in Germany) hammered brass tray with a beautiful styl...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Brass

Spectacular Thomas Webb Art Nouveau Rock Crystal Vase
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1900, by Thomas Webb, England. This stunning rock crystal vase by Thomas Webb is engraved in an exquisite Art Nouveau motif, showcasing profuse blossoms, twining vines, and dra...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Rock Crystal

Art Nouveau Good Quality Enamel Decorated Brass Box
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A fine quality Art Nouveau enamel decorated rectangular box dating from around 1900. Possibly Austrian, the box is made in brass with a hinged overlapping cover the top applied with ...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Brass, Enamel

19th Century Painted Tin Coffee Bin Arabian Mocha
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Amazing size and green color coffee bin from the 19th century. Features gilt scroll metal accents and initials lower center with the words Arabian Mocha hand painted on the front. Th...
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19th Century American Antique Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Metal

930’s Tiffin Amethyst Glass With Poppies Motif Vases, a Pair
By Tiffin Glass Company
Located in Charleston, SC
beautiful & hard to find a matching pair of 1920's -30's tiffin black amethyst glass poppy vases approx 8 1/2" tall. no chips noted age expected light scratches see pics.
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1920s Unknown Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Fratelli Toso Murano Antique Millefiori Flowers Italian Art Glass Cabinet Vase
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful antique Murano hand blown millefiori flower mosaic Italian art glass decorative ornate handle cabinet vase / pitcher. Documented to the Fratelli Toso company, circa 1900-19...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Murrine

Pair of Minton Secessionist Purple No.33 Vases
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Pair of Minton Secessionist fluted vases, decorated with typical Art Nouveau stylized flowers and leaves. Green tube lining detail, on purple ground. Printed maker's marks 'MINTONS L...
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1910s English Vintage Art Nouveau Decorative Objects

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Pottery

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