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Art Nouveau Barware

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
Set of Four Cobalt Blue Cut Crystal Drinking Rock Glasses Tumbler
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of four highball cobalt blue crystal glasses. Exquisite Bohemian crystal style cut Czech drinking rock glasses tumbler set of four. The vibrant hand blown rich sapphire blue je...
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Late 20th Century European Art Nouveau Barware

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Crystal

Antique American Art Nouveau Silver Overlay Liqueur Decanter
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau clear glass decanter with silver overlay. Made by Black, Starr & Frost in New York, circa 1920. Oval bowl with flat foot, cylindrical neck, and everted rim. Ball stopper ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Barware

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Silver

Jugendstil Ashtray by Argentor 'Marked', Around 1910s
Located in Wien, AT
Jugendstil ashtray by Argentor 'marked', around 1910s Original condition.
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Brass

Large Silver 925 Champagne Cooler by William Hutton & Sons, Birmingham 1925-1926
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant crater-shaped silver champagne cooler on an offset, stepped, round base with smooth, profiled walls and two large, raised volute-shaped handles. 925 silver Hallmarks: ...
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1920s English Vintage Art Nouveau Barware

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Silver

Vandermark Art Glass Decanter, in the Style of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vandermark Art Glass Pulled Feather Decanter, in the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Signed in script. Measures: Stands 16" high, 5" diameter and 3" base.
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Late 20th Century American Art Nouveau Barware

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Art Glass

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 Barware

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Brass

1980's French Vintage Crystal De Boheme Ice Bucket
Located in Paris, FR
Superb late 20th Century blue Ice or Champagne Bucket by Crystal de Bohême. This statement cut crystal piece comes with a serving ice cube spoon and is brilliantly hand sculpted. -...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Barware

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Crystal

Georg Jensen 100 Handcrafted Sterling Silver Wine Stopper
Located in New York, NY
Ornamental Georg Jensen wine stopper.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Barware

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Sterling Silver

Crystal Glass Gold-Plated Sterling Stem, Vintage Estate from Austria
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A beautiful crystal glass with gold-plated sterling silver stem, found at an estate sale in Austria. Very good vintage condition, consistent with age and use. Marked with Sterling an...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Barware

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Gold Plate, Silver

English Wine Bottle Holder with Art Nouveau Floral Design
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome English wine and champagne bottle display holder or coaster of fine plate silver, featuring a rolled top edge, stylish opposing handles, an embossed Art Nouveau design of ...
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20th Century English Art Nouveau Barware

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Metal, Silver Plate

Wiener Werkstaette Koloman Moser Tea Light, Tea Candle Holder, Re-edition
Located in Vienna, AT
A little version of the Koloman Moser lamp, originally manufactured at the historical Wiener Werkstaette, for the use as a tea candle, with a swivable shield.
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Brass

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 Barware

Materials

Pewter

Art Nouveau Gentleman Portrait Metal Wine Decanter Bottle Stopper & Cork, German
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A beautiful metal and cork bottle stopper. Some wear with a nice patina or plating lost, but this is old-age. Made of metal and cork. A beautiful nice Barware item or just a display ...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Barware

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Metal

Pair of Art Nouveau Silver Plated Decanters with Nude Female & Vine Decoration
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of crystal decanters date from circa 1900 from the Art Nouveau period, and have their origins from Europe, and most likely Austria. The decanters are ornately decorated wit...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Barware

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Crystal, Silver

Cut Crystal Whiskey Glass Tumbler Baccarat Sapphire Blue
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of three whiskey glasses tumbler cobalt blue crystal Baccarat style. The vibrant hand blown rich sapphire blue jewel sapphire blue crystal glass is cut to clear to reveal a lov...
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Late 20th Century French Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Crystal

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Chrysanthemum Pattern Set of 18 Cups Art Nouveau
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co sterling silver set of 18 cups, all in exquisite Chrysanthemum pattern. There is exquisite decoration at the bottom of the cup and on the handle. All cups are in pattern...
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Early 2000s American Art Nouveau Barware

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Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau Flowers Champagne / Wine Bucket Cooler, 1900´s
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Nouveau Flowers Champagne / Wine bucket cooler. 1900´s. Flowers design. Very Nice and unique cooler.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Brass

Antique French Red Crystal Aperitif Service, circa 1880
Located in Verviers, BE
Exceptional in both design and execution, this fabulous set will grace your table and will delight your guests. The condition is very good for this age. No deposit on the bottom o...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Barware

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Crystal

Antique Art Nouveau Silver Overlay Lady’s Medicinal Flask
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass flask with engraved silver overlay. Flat with curved sides. Overlay in form of grain stalks and fruiting grapevine. Asymmetrical cartouche engra...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Silver

Vase with Waterlily Leaves and Salamanders in Relief Singed Josef Inwald, Barol
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Product information. Vase with waterlily leaves and salamanders in relief singed Josef Inwald - Barolac. It is in the Josef Inwald model book from 1932 page/picture 157 with number ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Glass

Antique American Art Nouveau Silver Overlay Claret Jug Decanter
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau glass claret jug with engraved silver overlay. Cylindrical with small lip spout and spread base and c-scroll handle in silver collar. Overlay...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Barware

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Silver

Set of 8 Austrian Art Nouveau Silver Goblets
Located in New York, NY
Set of 8 Austrian Art Nouveau 935 silver goblets. Each: Oval bowl with chased and engraved flowers on cloud-style ground between plain scallop (top) and spikey (bottom) borders; oval...
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Late 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Silver

Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstätte Shot-Server, Silver Plated, Re Edition
Located in Vienna, AT
Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstätte shot-server, silver plated, Re edition Hammered brass-silver plated.
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2010s Austrian Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Silver Plate, Brass

Art Nouveau Tray with Wood Panel Covert with Glass and Landscape Decoration
Located in Verviers, BE
Antique tray with Art Nouveau wood panel with landscape decoration. In very nice used condition, circa 1900. Beautiful Art Nouveau wooden tableau framed by wood. Wooden Handles. ...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Fruitwood

Wine decanter - Crystal Val Saint-lambert - 20th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Wine decanter - Crystal Val Saint-lambert - 20th Century". Charming carafe in cut crystal with red lining, model "Eurydice". This model was presented in the 1904-1905 catalog of th...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Crystal

Silver Plated Champagne Bucket, French, Circa 1900
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This nice champagne bucket is made of silver plated. This is a French work, circa 1900
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Antique Art Nouveau Blue Silver Overlay Lady’s Medicinal Flask
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau glass flask with engraved silver overlay. Faceted and ovoid with threaded and cork-lined silver ball cover and gilt stopper. Overlay in form ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Silver

Archimede Seguso Murano Pulegoso Amber Italian Art Glass Decanter
Located in Barcelona, ES
Decorative bottle barware decanter, Amber Murano glass, Italy, 1930s. Sculptural amber Murano glass pulegoso tall handblown decanter. Attributed to Archimede Seguso. The 'Pulegoso...
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20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage French Perrier-Jouet Champagne Flute Glasses Art Nouveau, Set of 6
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful set of six (6) vintage Perrier-Jouet French champagne flute glasses with iconic floral motif in the Art Nouveau style, circa mid to late-20th century, France. All six flu...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Glass

W.M.F Art Nouveau Jugendstil Wine Cooler, Germany, circa 1900
Located in Toronto, Ontario
W.M.F Art Nouveau Jugendstil Wine Cooler, Germany C.1900. The Wine Cooler of large size, the copper body slightly tapered cylindrical form, the top decorated with art nouveau jugends...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Copper

Pair WMF Art Nouveau Pewter Liquer Jugs, Germany, circa 1906.
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Rare pair of WMF Art Nouveau Pewter Liquer jugs, Germany, circa 1906. Full WMF marks and Fruchter Bucarest. Each of tapered quadrilateral foliate roundel stamen panels. Height: 23 cm...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Pewter

French Art Nouveau Green Glass Decanter
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau green glass decanter with bronze dore trim.
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Bronze

Antique Hip Flask Hand Painted Drunk Gentleman Motif, Sweden, Early 20th Century
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A beautiful glass bottle, vintage Sweden. Nice addition to every table. Some patina at the cap, but this is old-age. Found at an Estate sale in Stockholm, Sweden.  
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Metal

Vintage French Silver Plated Wine or Champagne Cooler / Bucket, Puiforcat
Located in Bath, GB
A very smart antique French Champagne bucket or wine cooler by the top-notch and highly collectable silversmith, Emile Puiforcat. Just back from our silversmith's workshop, it has...
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

WMF Jugendstil Art Nouveau Claret Jug, C.1910
Located in Toronto, Ontario
WMF Jugendstil Art Nouveau Claret Jug, C.1910. Jugendstil Antique Silver plate finish and finely cut tapered paneled crystal. Decorated with Art Nouveau Egyptian revival manner. Exce...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Antique Edwardian Silver and Glass Claret Jug
Located in London, GB
A graceful antique Arts Nouveau style silver and glass wine jug from the Edwardian period at the start of the 20th century. The hand-blown glass body is cut with a starburst pattern ...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Crystal, Sterling Silver

WMF Jugendstil Art Nouveau Claret Jug, C.1905
Located in Toronto, Ontario
WMF Jugendstil Art Nouveau Claret jug, C.1905. Jugendstil Antique Silver plate finish and finely cut tapered engraved crystal. Decorated with Art Nouveau floral festoon motifs. Excel...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Metal

Antique WMF Art Nouveau Wine Cooler Champagne Holder Ice Bucket Copper Brass 20s
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Art Nouveau , Jugendstil wine cooler, champagne holder, ice bucket , copper body with brass handles from WMF = Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik - Germany manufacture 1920 Beauti...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Brass, Copper

Glug Glug Decanter, Antique Sterling Silver & Glass, Birmingham, 1901
By Coles & Fryer
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1901 by Coles & Fryer, this attractive, Antique Sterling Silver Decanter, is in the glug-glug style, with pinched sides, and a plain silver mount. The dec...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Gilt Bronze Candlesticks, Empire Period XIX
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Pair of gilt bronze candlesticks. Empire period XIX.
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Bronze

Francois Theodore Legras Oval Vase 1930s France
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Francois Theodore Legras Oval vase on a white marble background with green inclusions, decorated with geometric patterns and stylized leaves in the shape of a wheel, 1930 France M...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Glass

Art Nouveau Jugendstil Pewter Wine or Water Pitcher, C.1900
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Art Nouveau Jugendstil Pewter wine or water pitcher, C.1900, probably Austrian. Art Nouveau lily of the valley decoration, slightly tapered on four bracket like conjoined supports ba...
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Early 1900s Antique Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Pewter

Fritz Heckert Art Nouveau Bohemian Enameled Wing Glass
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Fritz Heckert Bohemian Art Nouveau enameled wine glass with exquisite stained glass paneling dating from around 1900. The tall elegantly shaped glass has a wide rounded foot with a s...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Barware

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Blown Glass

Bronze Lady Leg Bottle Opener and Nutcracker Mid-Century Modern Metal Barware
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early 1920s bottle opener and nutcracker. Nice addition to your room or just for use at your bar or bar cart. Found at an estate sale in Vienna, Austria.
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1920s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Barware

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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 Barware

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Pewter

Pierre Casenove '1943' Pair of Gold-Plated Bronze Candleholders
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Pierre casenove (1943) pair of gold-plated bronze candleholders. Signed "CASENOVE" Measures: 14.5 x 14 cm // 5.5” x 5.7” "Pierre Casenove Pair Of Candlesticks Lamps Birds Gilt Bronz...
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Bronze

American Art Nouveau Red Silver Overlay Claret Jug
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau glass claret jug with silver overlay. Cylindrical with spread base, c-scroll handle, and small lip spout. Star cut to underside. Overlay in f...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Silver

1920s Silver Champagne cooler with Repousse Floral Motif, 1920s
Located in Oakland, CA
A 1920s sliver champagne cooler with lovely “repousse” embellishment of a cascading wreath of flowers. The handles have a geometric “Jugendstil” design. Repousse is a technique in wh...
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1920s German Vintage Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Silver Plate

Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Overlay Floral Glass Water Pitcher Jug Decanter
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Beautifully made Art Nouveau water or lemonade pitcher with a sterling silver flowing vine design. The area below the spout has a plaque with initials. Initials say SJG or LJG. No...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Barware

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Silver

Translucen and Turquoise Murano Glass, Aventurine Gold and Silver Flecks,Italy
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Traslucid and turquoise Murano Glass, aventurine gold and silver flecks, Italy. What is Murano Glass? Is it glass made in a special place? Or made using special techniques? It is ac...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Glass

Lalique Crystal Bowl
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Product information Lalique crystal bowl featuring green colored lotus leaves surrounded by arching black stripes. Signed "Lalique France” post 1945 Measures: 2.5 x 23 cm//H 1" x...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Barware

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Glass

Antique French Gilded Bronze Photograph Frame, circa 1900.
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Antique French Gilded Bronze Photograph Frame, circa 1900.
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19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Barware

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Bronze

Very Heavy Pair of Wrought Iron Vintage Bookends
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Very heavy pair of wrought iron vintage bookends.
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20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Harewood

Gorham Art Nouveau Green Silver Overlay Jug Decanter
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass jug decanter with silver overlay. Made by Gorham in Providence. Round with flat front and back; neck cylindrical with sterling silver collar and...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Silver

Perrier-jouët Art Nouveau French Hand Painted Floral Champagne Flutes, Set 4
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A set of four Perrier-Jouët hand-painted champagne flutes. This set features 4 vintage glasses each hand-painted with a Japanese anemone design of pink, white, and gold. The original...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Glass, Paint

Italian Red and Blue Murano Glass Bowl with Aventurine Gold Flecks
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Italian red and blue Murano glass bowl with aventurine gold flecks. Italy, 1950s. What is Murano Glass? Is it glass made in a special place? Or made using special techniques? It is ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Barware

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Glass

Art Nouveau WMF Brass Punch Bowl, Germany, 1900
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Antique brass bowl with original glass insert, a decorative piece from the Art Nouveau period Elegant design made of solid brass with two large handles and ribbed decor. Germany, 1900.
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Brass

Large Murano Glass Sommerso Bowl, Interior Pink Lavander, Gold Flecks ,1950s
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
Rare and beautiful centerpiece ashtray/bowl in Murano glass. Incredible example of midcentury Italian Murano glass.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Glass

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