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Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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
Antique Venetian Murano Pink Green Ribbons Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Jar
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful, antique, early Venetian / Murano hand blown pink, green and gold flecks Italian art glass covered jar, jewelry box. Created in the manner of the Salviati and Fratelli Toso...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Gold Leaf

Émile Gallé Art Nouveau Cameo Vase With Annual Honesty Decor, France 1925/31
Located in Vienna, AT
Vase in the form of a baluster: Flush foot, high, bulbous body with set off, short neck on gently sloping shoulders. Colorless glass with light blue color powder inclusions, burgundy...
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Glass

American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver & Brilliant-Cut Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau brilliant-cut glass vase with sterling silver collar. Cylindrical with vertical ornament comprising two notched flutes between plain ones alt...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Sterling Silver

Antique American Art Nouveau Red Silver Overlay Vase
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau glass vase with engraved silver overlay. Tapering bowl and raised and round foot. Overlay pattern comprising leafing stem flowers. Two oval c...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Silver

Daum Nancy Wild Orchids
By Daum
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Daum Nancy wild orchids Glazing technique and acid work Circa 1915 Origin France Artist Daum Art nuveau Excellent condition.
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Enamel

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 Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Column with Heron and Planter, Italy
Located in Antwerp, BE
Great looking column with a heron bird and planter on top. The column or stand has lots of leaves and a heron bird around. The vase or jardinière has beautiful flowers. This ce...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Ceramic

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 Vases and Vessels

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Silver

Monumental Emile Galle French Cameo Sailboat Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
Emile Galle (French 1846-1904) A lovely two color cameo vase with a yellow background featuring a lake scene with boats, trees and birds. The detail and fineness of the acid etchi...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Nouveau Vase by A. Fery Foundry by Louchet
Located in Fairfax, VA
Vase with maiden relief surrounded by flowers holding a butterfly at tip of her finger.
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Bronze

Danish Glass and Pewter Decanter, 1960s
Located in Bochum, NRW
Triangular green glass bottle with pinched sides, embossed pewter overlay and stopper. Very good used condition. After a design of Georg Nilsson. Measure: Height 26 cm.
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1960s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Pewter

Art Nouveau Style Art Glass Vase, Signed
Located in Arles, FR
A stunning Art Nouveau style vase carefully handcrafted using centuries old techniques. This beautiful decorative object is carefully designed and is made of fine quality art glass. ...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Liberty Butterfly Vase in Pink White Green Majolica Ceramic
Located in Barcelona, ES
Gorgeous Italian butterfly glazed ceramic vase from the Liberty period in pastel colors. Italy, circa 1910. This highly decorative ceramic vase is in excellent condition. Merasures: ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Pottery, Ceramic

Art Nouveau Speckled Glass Vase Attributed to Ernest Léveillé
Located in Paris, FR
Late 19th century Art Nouveau cylindrical vase. The brown and red speckles create a dynamic pattern that is complemented by the gold umbelliferous plants. Attributed to Ernest Léveil...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Karl Rudolf Ditmar Pair of Art Nouveau Iridescent Art Pottery Vases
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning pair Austrian heliosine iridescent glazed art pottery vases by Karl Rudolf Ditmar (1818-1895). The pair of squat double gourd shaped vases are decorated in rich green heli...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Pottery

Art Nouveau Ceramic Cache Pot
Located in Bochum, NRW
Beautiful ceramic cachepot in Art Nouveau, Jugendstil style, made by Mideramica, Portugal, 1970s. Marked underneath under protection. Very good used condition, as new. Dimensions:...
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1970s Portuguese Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Ceramic

Solifleur, Cup in Barbotine, Art Nouveau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Solifleur, cup in Barbotine, Art Nouveau, early 20th century. Measures: H 45 cm, D 36 cm.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Ceramic

Ceramic Jugend Vase by Eiler Londal for Danico, Denmark, 1920s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This vase is in the Skønvirke style, which derives from the French Art Nouveau and German Jugend. The floral decorations on this vase were achieved by using slip trailed glaze throug...
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1920s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Pottery

Vase Designed by Hugo Elmqvist, Sweden, circa 1900
Located in Stockholm, SE
Vase designed by Hugo Elmqvist, Sweden, circa 1900. Bronze. Measure: H 39 cm/ 15 1/4".  
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Early 1900s European Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Bronze

Pair of Belgian Faux Bois Planters
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
As part of the Art Nouveau movement, faux bois was the height of sophistication and expertly crafted throughout Europe. These unique faux bois planters is a one of a kind set. Incred...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Cast Stone

Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Bronze Vase by Jean-Paul Aubé
Located in Paris, FR
Late 19th century small bronze vase with brown and red patina decorated with a naked woman. She is set on a floating drapery which goes around the collar of the vase. Signed on the p...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Bronze

Large Art Glass Vase with Applied Grapes, after Daum Nancy
By Daum
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Stunning late 20th century example with fine cameo, enamel and applied work, signed with spurious Daum Nancy cameo signature. The base of the vase has a 5" diameter.
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Late 20th Century European Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Nouveau Cameo Vase with Rose Hip Decor, Daum Nancy, France, 1900/05
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Cylindrical vase, colorless glass with flaky white, yellow and reddish, in the stand area with dark brown powder melts, with etched rose hip decoration painted in colored enamel, sat...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Large Royal Dux Cup, Art Nouveau Period
Located in Paris, FR
Large Royal Dux cup crafted in porcelain biscuit. The biscuit is partially enameled, and highlighted with polychrome accents. The cup features two nymphs climbing a shell on waves. O...
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Late 19th Century Czech Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Sergio Rossi, Two Murano iridescent vases in the Style of Loetz, 1980
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Pair of unique iridescent vases made by Sergio Rossi in the 1980s. Rare combination of techniques. Varigolatura, blob and dripping, iridescence. Beautiful, unique pieces by Sergio Ro...
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1980s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Large Art Nouveau Art Glass Vase, Rainbow Colors
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Art Nouveau art glass vase. Rainbow colors with shades of purple and golden green. Measures: H. 49 cm. In good condition.
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1930s Czech Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

Daum Nancy French Art Nouveau Miniature Cameo Glass Vase with Violets
By Daum
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An exceptional French Art Nouveau Daum Frères Violets miniature cameo glass vase wheel cut with raised designs in colored enamels on an etched ground dating from around 1900. The tal...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Blown Glass

Art Nouveau D'Argental Cameo Glass Vase with Venice Landscape
Located in Bochum, NRW
A very fine D'Argental cameo art glass vase, France, late 19th century. San Giorgio Island scene with gondola and Palazzo San Giorgio in the background. Milky glass with shades of or...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Loetz Art Nouveau Glass Vase Bronze Phenomenon Genre 29, Vienna, circa 1900
Located in Vienna, AT
Mold-blown, bulbous body on a round stand, wall indented four times with flared rim, polished pontil with cut signature 'Loetz Austria'. Shape: Series II, Prod. No. - PN 831, year...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Murano Venetian Antique White Ribbons Italian Art Glass Fan Shaped Flower Vase
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful antique Murano hand blown white with blue rim Italian art glass fan shaped flower vase. The vase is made with layered white net Zanfirico ribbons. Each ribbon has an intric...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Large Emile Gallé Floral Pate de Verre Cameo Vase
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful large Art Nouveau vase signed by Emile Gallé (Gallé) featuring a floral pattern of so-called pâte-de-verre, which is an embossed layer of glass upon glass (or glass-paste);...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Pallme-König Art Nouveau Vase in Green Art Glass, Approx 1900
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Pallme-König Art Nouveau vase in green art glass. Approx. 1900 Measures: 18 x 12 cm. In excellent condition.
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Alexandre Vibert, French Art Nouveau Figural Gilt Bronze Ewer, circa 1900
By Alexandre Vibert
Located in New York, NY
An Art Nouveau gilt bronze lobed ewer by Alexandre Vibert (French, 1847-1909), produced within the early 20th century period, depicting a classical nude female figure on the bank of ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Bronze

Scandinavian Modern Sgraffito Vase by Gunnar Wennerberg, for Gustavsberg, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
A Swedish Art Nouveau sgraffito vase in blues designed by Gunnar Wennerberg for Gustavsberg, 1905. Measures: Height: 11”.
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Early 20th Century Scandinavian Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Ceramic

Bretby Art Nouveau Stylish Bronze Glazed Art Pottery Handled Ewer
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A rare and exceptional stylish Bretby Art Nouveau pottery ewer decorated in bronze and matt black glazes dating from around 1905. Bretby Pottery was founded in 1882 by Henry Toot...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Pottery

Art Nouveau Alvin Sterling over Green Glass Vase
Located in Stamford, CT
Art Nouveau Alvin sterling over green glass vase with fluted top. Glass vase possibly Steuben.
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Early 1900s American Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Sterling Silver

Antique Bohemian Art Nouveau Kralik Uranium Vase, 1930
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful antique art Nouveau Bohemian Kralik uranium vase years 1930 perfect condition.
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1920s Czech Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Uranium Glass

Soliflor Vase Louis Comfort Tiffany Iridescent Favrile Glass, ca. 1910, Orange
Located in Vienna, AT
Soliflor vase designed and manufactured by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany Studios New York Iridescent Favrile Glass ca. 1910 The company Louis Comfort Tiffany Inc. ranged among ...
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1910s American Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Glass, Art Glass

French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase "Printemps Paysage" by Daum Frères
By Daum
Located in London, GB
A wonderful pillow shaped cameo glass vase etched and enameled with rich green trees in the height of springtime making a deep penetrating landscape. Signed Daum Nancy and with the C...
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Early 1900s European Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Cut Glass, Glass

Liberty Monumental Pair of Terracotta Vases, 1920'
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of large liberty terracotta vases finely decorated with birds and bamboo plants Timeless decoration for your interior or garden.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Terracotta

Antique Japanese Porcelain Hand Painted Bird Motif Vase
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique Art Nouveau Japanese hand painted moriage, 22-karat gold detail two-handle vase. Features a pastel body with raised brown tree and gold raised bead detail. Signed on the unde...
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20th Century Japanese Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Majolica Amphora Vase by Schuetz Cilli, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful Majolica Amphora vase from the renown manufactory of the brothers "Schütz Cilli". Rich floral elements and fantastic depictions of angels and dragons colored in this great ...
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Early 20th Century Slovenian Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Majolica

Daum Nancy Enameled Floral Vase
By Daum
Located in Dallas, TX
A magnificent Acid etched and enameled Daum Nancy vast standing at 14.25 Inches tall. Superb red exotic flowers with green leaves on brown stems are raised by wheel carving and acid ...
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Nouveau Silver Overlay Figural Vase
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Art Nouveau silver overlay figural vase with standing draped female figure flanked by two flowers, with pierced vase. Sterling over porcelain, numbered # 3222, with cypher mark.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Sterling Silver

Signed Yellow Johann Loetz Witwe Austria Phänomen Genre Art Glass Vase 8069
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine and rare, signed Austrian Art Nouveau Period art glass vase. A so-called Phänomen or Phenomenon vase. With pulled silver-blue iridescent patterning applied on a ye...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Loetz Witwe Glass Vase Decor "Creta Papillon" Iriscident, Bohemia, circa 1902
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful small Loetz Witwe glass vase out of the famous workshops in Klostermuehle/ Bohemia from around 1902. The artfully formed vase with its matchless shape has a green mouthblow...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Blown Glass

Large Art Nouveau Vase with Violet Painting & Gilding, Legras Mont Joye, France
Located in Vienna, AT
Large vase made of colorless glass on a round, flush stand, after a straight foot zone, bulbous, expanding into irregular, slightly wavy walls, surface etched in relief, polished, gi...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Gold Plate, Enamel

Daum Nancy Enameled and Etched Orchid Landscape Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
This French Art Nouveau enameled and etched glass vase by Daum Nancy is a bright scene is dominated by two planes of mottled glass, golden yellow on top of deep purple, which togethe...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Loetz Art Nouveau Vase Phaenomen Mercur Iridescent with Etched Decor 1900
Located in Vienna, AT
Finest Bohemian Art Nouveau glass vase with very rare decor Blown green glass, bulbous body with a stretched mouth. Mouth edge shaped into a free three-pass, body bulged three times...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Splendid Vase Decorated with 24-Karat Gold
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Leo Moser and his glassmakers in 1911 created a formal drinking collection that continues to shine at royal banquets and light up the tables at all kinds of celebratory occasions. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Vintage Victor Durand Blue Iridescent American Art Glass Vase Art Nouveau 1925
Located in Rancho Mirage, CA
Offering this gorgeous Durand art glass iridescent blue vase. This vase features a curvaceous tapered cylindrical body with a flared lip. Signed on the underneath "1707-10" within a ...
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1920s American Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Jugendstil Etched Glass Vase Goblet White Black, circa 1915 Hans Bolek Loetz
By Hans Bolek
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian Jugendstil glass goblet with etched decoration Opel black ca. 1915 designed by Hans Bolek manufactured by Johann Loetz Witwe Between 1912 and 1917, the architect Hans Bol...
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Vase Lalique Six Figurines Et Masques White Glass Around 1930 Singed
Located in Epfach, DE
This vase Six Figurines Et Masques by Renè Lalique from about 1930 is rather rare to find. The condition is wonderful. Shown are six female nudes and masques.
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Loetz Papillon Silver-Overlay Blue Cigarettes Vase, circa 1900
Located in Shippensburg, PA
One of the most sought-after of Loetz variants, the "Papillon" decoration in the present vessel utilizes the green underlying glass to bring warmth to the strong blue iridescence of ...
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Early 1900s Czech Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Silver

Antique Royal Vienna Style Iridescent Porcelain Vase Depicting Marie Antoinette
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An antique Royal Vienna style miniature porcelain vase depicting Marie Antoinette. This shape is quite rare. I have sold many porcelain vases and this is the first I have seen of ...
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20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

Large Art Nouveau Emile Galle Four Color Botanicals Vase. Circa 1905
Located in Dallas, TX
A stunning four color wheel carved and acid etched fat vase with pink, yellow, greenish browns and white on a cream background. The coloring is strong and the workmanship excellent. ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Vase Tokyo, Gold
Located in Mareil-Marly, Yvelines
Handmade Tokyo gold Art Nouveau vase, manufactured by one the oldest French ceramic makers in France (open since 1736). This stoneware vase is inspired by the themes of Art Nouveau...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Ceramic

Austrian Jugendstil Etched Glass Bowl White Black circa 1915 Hans Bolek Loetz
By Hans Bolek
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian Jugendstil glass bowl with etched decoration Opel black ca. 1915 designed by Hans Bolek manufactured by Johann Loetz Witwe The bowl by Hans Bolek with the striking decor ...
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

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