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Art Nouveau Vases

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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Pair of Vases in Veneto
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Vases in Veneto NOVE de BASSANO and "ceramics of the cities", 1900. Measure: H: 70 cm, W: 55 cm, D: 41 cm.
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

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

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Glass

Crystal Vase Menuet Hand Engraved Macaques Amber 'Topas'
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
The vase’s shape is from 1885. It is in honour of all the beautiful things that surround us and enrich our lives every day. The precisely engraved theme of macaques emits an ease and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Loetz Streifen Und Flecken Brass Mounted Art Glass Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Stunning Bohemian Secessionist brass mounted glass vase with 'Streifen und Flecken' decoration by Loetz and dating from around 1900. The thickly made green glass vase has a dimpled b...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Brass

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

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Porcelain

Doulton & Co. Art Nouveau Vase Painted by W. Ģ. Hodkinson, 1891-1902
Located in Brussels, BE
Doulton & Co. Art Nouveau vase painted by W. G. Hodkinson, 1891-1902.
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Cameo Vase with Sea Buckthorn Decor, Daum Nancy, France, 1900-1905
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Cylindrical vase, colorless glass with flaky yellow and white, in the stand area with blackberry-colored powder melts, satined, structured surface with etched sea buckthorn decoratio...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Large Emile Galle Fire Polished Floral Art Nouveau Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
Standing at 13.5 inches and 5 inches diameter, this early Chrystalerie fire polished vase literally speaks for itself. Early window pane techniques and the Japonese script signature ...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Emile Gallé Fire Polished Art Nouveau Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful red and orange on cream background fire polished art nouveau formed cabinet vase by Emile Gallé, circa 1900. Motif is leaves and cherries or berries with vines fire polis...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Art 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

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Pottery

English Salopian Rhodian Iznik Pattern Art Pottery Vase No. 6
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A fine Art Nouveau Salopian Rhodian Iznik pattern art pottery vase made at the Benthall Pottery Company around 1895. The red earthenware vase has a Middle Eastern shape standing on a...
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1890s English Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

Art Nouveau Bronze and Sterling Silver Overlay Vase by Otto Heintz
Located in New York, NY
This vase was designed and handcrafted by the artisans at Heintz Art Metal Shop circa 1915. hand forged in lustrous bronze, the vase has a conical shape with a flared base and lip. A...
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1910s American Vintage Art Nouveau Vases

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Sterling Silver, Bronze

Legras, France, Two Vases in Mouth Blown Art Glass Decorated with Flowers
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Legras, France. Two vases in mouth-blown art glass decorated with flowers and foliage, circa 1920. Measures: 27.5 x 11 cm. In very good condition. Signed.
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1920s French Vintage Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Ludwig Vierthaler German Jugendstil Lizard & Dragonfly Repousse Copper Vase
By Ludwig Karl Maria Vierthaler
Located in New York, NY
German Jugendstil monumental vase designed by Ludwig Karl Maria Vierthaler and made of repousse copper with a brass rim. The piece has a large lizard on the front as well as a dragon...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Brass, Copper

Near Pair of Large Louis Comfort Tiffany Favrile Pulled Feather Art Glass Vases
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An fine associated pair of large Tiffany Favrile glass inverted trumpet form vases with pulled feather decoration. Undersides each have an etched signature and numbers. One reads...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

Huge D'Argental Cameo Vase
Located in Weiningen, CH
D'Argental was the name given to a line of cameo glass made by the Cristallerie de Saint Louis starting, circa 1919. Most of the pieces were designed by Paul Nicolas, a protégé of Ém...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Pair of 19th Century Porcelain Urn Vases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of exquisite 19th century hand decorated porcelain urn vases depicting blue birds in flight against white and pistachio green backgrounds, 22-karat gold trim.
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19th Century Portuguese Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Loetz Glass Vase PG 358 by Hans Hofstoetter for Paris World Expo, Bohemia, 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Absolutely rare Loetz Witwe glass vase designed by Hans Hofstoetter for the Paris World Expo in 1900. The vases for the Paris World Exhibition are among the most sought-after pieces ...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

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 R...
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1980s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Clément Massier for Juan Golf, Large French Art Nouveau Floor Vase in Ceramic
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Clément massier for Juan Golf, large French Art Nouveau floor vase in ceramic, decorated with flowers in relief, pink and gold glaze, early 1900s. In excellent condition. Me...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

Denbac French Art Nouveau Vase with Crystalline Glaze
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A two-handle stoneware vase in the Art Nouveau style from La Société Denert et Balichon, known as Denbac Pottery of Vierzon in central France, dating circa 1930s. Denbac's sophistica...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Vase Loetz Widow Klostermuehle Bohemia Art Nouveau Lemon Yellow Cytisus
Located in Vienna, AT
Vase Loetz (Lötz) Widow Klostermuehle Bohemia Art Nouveau Made by Loetz, Klostermuehle (Bohemia), circa 1902 Decor: Lemon Yellow Cytisus It is a very interesting Loetz Art N...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Art Nouveau Cameo Vase with Barberry Decor, Daum Nancy, France, 1900/05
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Pillow shaped vase, colorless glass with flaky white and yellow, in the stand area with rust-brown powder melts, with etched barberry decor painted in colored enamel, satined, struct...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Jugendstil Vase, Vienna, Around 1909
Located in Wien, AT
Jugendstil vase, Vienna, around 1909 Polished and stove enameled.
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Brass

Clément Massier Vase
Located in New York, NY
Clément Massier vase design by Lucien Levy Design . Glazed ceramic. Signed and stamped at the bottom.
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Vase with Painted Guilt Decoration of Poppies and Butterfly
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Superb Art Nouveau blown vase with gilt decoration of poppies and butterfly. Gilt mark at the bottom. age and use with some rubbing of the edge of the base. France End of 19th o...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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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

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Glass

Art Nouveau Style Dragon Motif Cameo Glass Ewer/Vase, After Emile Gallé
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Art Nouveau style dragon motif cameo glass ewer/vase, After Emile Gallé, with applied dragon handle, finely carved florals, with cameo signature.  
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Charles Korschann, Art Nouveau Nude on Vase, France, circa 1900
Located in Bochum, NRW
Charles Korschann, Art Nouveau nude on vase, France, circa 1900. An Art Nouveau gilt and brown patina bronze vase, fine chiseled oval shape, depicting a young girl, blossoms and bir...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze

Josef Ekberg Ceramic Vase
Located in Hollywood, FL
This is a handmade, 1 off Sgraffito vase made by the Swedish ceramic artist Josef Ekberg in 1907. He was one of Sweden’s top ceramic artist at the time. He started working at the Gus...
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1920s Swedish Vintage Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Lötz "Candia Papillon” Dekor Jugendstil Vase Loetz, circa 1898
Located in Rijssen, NL
Lötz "Candia Papillon" decor Art Nouveau Loetz vase by Lötz Witwe, Klostermühle, circa 1898. Clear glass with the "Candia Papillon" decor and triple-pinched walls, flared and poli...
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1890s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Large Antique Emile Gallé Vase in Yellow and Black Art Glass, Rare Model
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large antique Emile Gallé vase in yellow and black art glass carved in the form of branches with foliage. Rare model. Early 20th century. Measures: 30 x 11 cm. In excellent condi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Mont Joye French Enameled Vase
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1900s Mont Joye Art Nouveau style vase. Enameled flowers on frosted crystal body. Muck gold highlights. Bulbus base. Made in France. Please note of wear consistent with age.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Crystal

Glazed Ceramic Vase Signed Longchamp Terre De Fer, France, circa 1890
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Glazed ceramic vase signed Longchamp Terre De Fer, France, circa 1890.
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Pair of French Art Nouveau Porcelain Vases by Paul Francoise Louchet
By Paul-Francois Louchet 1
Located in Stamford, CT
A magnificent pair of Art Nouveau porcelain vases on bronze bases by Paul Francoise Louchet with exceptional glaze. Signed.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

Josef Ekberg, 1911
Located in Hollywood, FL
This is a set of 2 handmade vases, a very rare matching set of 2. The only known set of its kind. Signed and dated, J-Ekberg 1911. A Swedish Artist that started working for the Gusta...
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1910s European Vintage Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Regina, Holland, Antique Art Nouveau Vase with Hand-Painted Flowers and Foliage
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Regina, Holland. Antique Art Nouveau vase in glazed ceramics with hand-painted flowers and foliage. circa 1910. Measures: 28.5 x 23 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. The R...
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1910s Dutch Vintage Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Gold Favrile Glass Vase, L.C. Tiffany, New York, Around 1896
Located in Vienna, AT
Vase with a funnel-shaped body with a slightly protruding mouth rim, melted on a foot with a slightly arched plate stand, made of so-called favrile glass, colorless glass with yellow...
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1890s American Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

René Lalique Frosten Mold-Blown Glass Vase Bagatelle
Located in Roma, IT
René Lalique (1860-1945). "Bagatelle" vase is an iconic piece. Lalique drew it for the first time in 1939. It is realized in clear and frosted mold-blown glass. The entire Lali...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Stunning Red Emile Galle Art Nouveau Cabinet Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
An Art Nouveau period 1900; absolutely lovely Emile Galle cabinet vase. This soliflor red and yellow vase was produced by two colors layered acid etched process. The botanical flower...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Collection of Bode Willumsen Ceramic Pieces from Own Studio, 1930s
Located in Odense, DK
Early stoneware pieces by Danish ceramic artist Bode Willumsen. Made at his own studio in the 1930s. The pieces are all hand molded by the artist himself from stoneware with a beauti...
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1930s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Murano Venetian Red and Blue Ornate Handles Italian Art Glass Flower Vase
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous and delicate antique Murano hand blown burgundy red and cobalt blue Italian art glass double handle vase. Attributed to the Fratelli Toso Company, circa 1930s or earlier. Cr...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Murano Glass, Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

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 Vases

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Rock Crystal

Antique Alvin Art Nouveau Green Silver Overlay Vase
Located in New York, NY
Turn of the century Art Nouveau glass vase with engraved silver overlay. Made by Alvin in Providence. Tapering bowl, cylindrical neck, and flared mouth. Groups of vertical trellis li...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Vases

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Silver

Royal Dux Pair of Art Nouveau Tall Vases
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a pair of Royal Dux vases featuring some nymphs dressed with green robes, but showing half of one of their breasts. They are standing in front of beige tree trunks adorned wi...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Pair of Antique Art Nouveau Green Austrian Vases with Gilt Metal Mounts
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of antique deep green art glass vases with gilt metal mounts are unsigned but presumed to have been made in Austria in circa 1900 in the period Art Nouveau style. The vases...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Metal

Art Nouveau Cameo Vase with Iris Decor & Mounting Daum Nancy, France, circa 1900
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Vase in oval, bulbous shape, tapering straight towards the top, cut, gilded mouth rim, colorless glass with violet meltings in the upper area, decor of iris flowers with stem and lea...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Antique Danish Satin Opaline Glass Vases from Fyns Glasværk, 1900s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Unmatched set of unique and antique Danish opaline glass vases. They are hand blown and handprinted with floral motifs. Both created at Fyns Glasværk (later bought by Holmegaard) in ...
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Early 1900s Danish Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Opaline Glass

Pair of French Art Nouveau Vases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Nouveau patinaed metal scroll shaped vases with red flowers. (signed)
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Metal

Josef Rindskopf Art Nouveau Iridescent Silver Rimmed Art Glass Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning Bohemian Art Nouveau art glass vase with an iridescent snake skin finish and silver rim by Josef Rindskopf and dating from around 1905. The vase has a wide rounded base an...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Blown Glass

Rare French Art Nouveau Green Blue Yellow Ceramic Vase Pot by Alfred Renoleau
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Rare French Art Nouveau ceramic vase of globular form by Alfred Renoleau, with very pretty crystalline bluish green crystalline glaze over a softly tone pale ochre body. An exqui...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Vase of Daum Nancy
By Daum
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A pâte de verre vase with acid-etched decoration of a brown landscape on a green background, with an expanse of water surrounded by trees, groves and lake vegetation. Period: Art ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Pair of W.M.F. Silver Plate Flower Vases with Glass, Jugendstil Period
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of W.M.F. silver plate flower vases with glass, Jugendstil Period, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Silver Plate

Vintage Loetz Tango Vase, Early 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
This Tango vase is an original decorative object realized in the 20th century, in the circa 1920s. Beautiful cylindric orange-colored vase with a cobalt blue decoration. Realiz...
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1920s Czech Vintage Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Majolica Parrots Double Vase Delphin Massier, circa 1890
Located in The Hills, TX
Colorful Majolica double vase with two parrots, the vase are decorated with painted pink flowers signed Delphin Massier, circa 1890.  
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Majolica

Hans Stoltenberg-Lerche Art Nouveau Putti Form Gilt Bronze Figural Vase, 1900
Located in San Francisco, CA
A diminutive and delightful circa 1900 Art Nouveau putti form gilt and patinated bronze figural vase by German sculptor Hans Stoltenberg-Lerche (b. 1867–1920), as realized by Parisia...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Porcellain Vase with Neptun Sculpture, ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A nice antique porcellaine vase in typical Art Nouveau style. With a protruding Neptun sculpture on the body. With blue and brown glaces. Manufactured by Schierholz & Son, Plaue, Ger...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Majolica Carnation Flower Vase Jerome Massier, circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Rare Majolica carnation vase signed Jerome Massier, circa 1900. The Massier family are known for the quality of their unique enamels and paintings. They produced an incredible whole...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica