Skip to main content

Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

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.

1
76
to
4
60
15
331
199
166
74
29
47
41
3
28
67
27
17
16
11
76
76
76
69
42
12
10
10
10
6
4
3
2
Style: Art Nouveau
Mint Green Dessert Plates, Set of 11 Antique England with Enamel Decoration
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
From Royal Worcester England, a pretty set of mint or aqua green first course, salad or dessert plates with 24 karat gold trim and pretty raised enamel "jeweled" decorated collars. C...
Category

1910s English Vintage Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Gold, Enamel

Majolica Seaweeds Oyster Plate Keller et Guerin Saint Clement
Located in The Hills, TX
Majolica oyster plate attributed to Keller et Guerin Saint Clement, circa 1900. Usually in pink, rare color. Reference / Page 98 "Collecting oyster plates" of Jeffrey B. Snyder.
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Majolica

Majolica White Daisies Platter, circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Large Majolica white daisies platter signed St F G, circa 1900.
Category

Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Rosenthal, Germany, Six Iris Dinner Plates in Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rosenthal, Germany. Six Iris dinner plates in hand-painted porcelain with flowers and gold decoration. 1920s. Diameter: 25.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
Category

1920s German Vintage Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

Beautiful French Faience Plates ''Erre De Fer" with Birds Decor, Set of 15
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Plates created for Emile Bourgeois with a rare decor of birds. Two different decors, 3 of one, 12 of the second. Edited end of the XIXth century, beginning of the XXst.
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ironstone

Austrian Majolica Flower Plate circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Small Austrian Majolica Flower Plate Circa 1900. Attributed to Julius Dressler.
Category

Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Sarreguemines Wheat and Floral Yellow French Faïence Majolica Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Majolica glazed wheat and floral theme plate, unmarked, attributed to Sarreguemines, circa 1930-1950. Multiple plates are available in this pattern. In the Art Nouveau styl...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Earthenware

10 Gilt Encrusted and Turquoise Jewel Custom Dinner Plates, Antique English
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional design with heavy raised paste gilding and incredible turquoise jeweling on their collars. This set of plates were made by the storied English company of Coalport and ...
Category

Early 1900s British Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Gold, Enamel

Small Majolica Pink Daisy Jerome Massier Fils, circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Small Majolica pink daisy Jerome Massier Fils, circa 1900.
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Majolica Flowers Plate Schultz Cilli, circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Lovely Majolica pink and purple flowers plate signed Schultz Cilli, circa 1900, Art Nouveau style and period.
Category

Early 1900s Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Six Mason's Ironstone Large Dinner Plates Art Nouveau Muscatel Pattern
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a lovely set of six large dinner plates by Mason's Ironstone, England in the Art Nouveau style "Muscatel" pattern, dating to the late 19th century, circa 1900. The plates ...
Category

Late 19th Century English Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ironstone

French Majolica Dalhias Plate Orchies, circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Lovely French Majolica plate with purple and pink dahlias Orchies, circa 1900.        
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Naturalistic 'Leaf' Antique Sterling Silver Set Of Six Clip-On Plates from 1903
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1903 by Grey & Co., this unusual, Edwardian, Antique, Sterling Silver Set of six clip on plates, take the form of leaves which can be attached to your sau...
Category

Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Sterling Silver

Small Austrian Water Lily Flower Plate Julius Dressler Circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Rare small Austrian water lily flower plate Circa 1900. Julius Dressler unsigned. 10 small plates available 5" diameter. Julius Dressler was a noted Bohemian ceramics manufacturing c...
Category

Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Set 12 Antique Gilt Encrusted Dessert-Lunch Plates for Marshall Fields Chicago
By Marshall Fields
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A great set of gilded dessert, first course or salad plate (nice clear centers) with an Art Nouveau raised gilt foliate design. Custom ordered through the fine Gilded Age Retailer, M...
Category

1910s American Vintage Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Gold

Set of 12 Haviland Limoges Porcelain Dinner Plates, Art Nouveau
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful set of 12 porcelain dinner plates by the French maker Haviland Limoges. The porcelain is decorated with all kinds of different flowers and gold-coloured accents in typical ...
Category

1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

1930's Japanese Hand Painted Salad/Dessert Plates by, Noritake, Set/9
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1930'S Art Nouveau hand painted Japanese porcelain set of nine salad/dessert plates by, Noritake-Morimura Brothers. Pattern features a white ground, golden paisley and scroll rim pat...
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Gold

12 Gilt Encrusted Antique Dinner Plates, Rare 2 Color Green with, England C 1910
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An unique two colorway pattern of light and dark green, with a profuse amount of raised tooled gilding on their collars. A nice clear center for use. The classic Robert Allen shape a...
Category

1910s English Vintage Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Gold, Enamel

Majolica Parakeets Plate Salins, circa 1890
Located in The Hills, TX
Majolica plate two parakeets on a blue background with oranges signed Salins, circa 1890.  
Category

1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica

Rosenthal, Germany, Eight Iris Dinner Plates in Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rosenthal, Germany. Eight Iris dinner plates in hand-painted porcelain with flowers and gold decoration. 1920s. Measure: Diameter: 25.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
Category

1920s German Vintage Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

Sarreguemines Art Nouveau Barbotine Majolica Glazed Earthenware Orchid Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Sarreguemines French Barbotine faïence majolica plate showing a spray of three purple and yellow orchids on a cream colored ground. Raised, dimensional mold work with a shaped r...
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Earthenware

Chicago Art Nouveau Craftsman Hand-Hammered Bread & Butter Plates
Located in New York, NY
Set of 10 Art Nouveau Craftsman sterling silver bread and butter plates. Made by Lebolt & Co. in Chicago, ca 1910. Each: Round well and tapering shoulder with chased and engraved loo...
Category

Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum Silver-Gilt Dinner Plates by Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
Royal provenance and luxurious gilding elevate the rarity and beauty of this service of eight Tiffany & Co. sterling silver-gilt dinner plates in the firm's beloved Chrysanthemum pat...
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Silver

Majolica Parakeets Plate Salins, circa 1890
Located in The Hills, TX
Majolica plate two parakeets on a blue background with oranges signed Salins, circa 1890.    
Category

1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica

19th French Majolica Sunflower Plate Delphin Massier
Located in The Hills, TX
19th French Majolica sunflower plate Delphin Massier Vallauris.
Category

1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Majolica Water Lily Plate Villeroy et Boch, circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Antique German aqua Majolica water lily wall plate, circa 1900 signed "Villeroy & Boch."
Category

Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

19th Century Art Nouveau Metal Plate
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
19th century metal plate, Art Nouveau style. By unknown manufacturer, France. In original condition, with minor wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Ma...
Category

19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Metal

St. Amand Art Nouveau French Majolica Glazed Asparagus & Artichoke Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An Art Nouveau French porcelaneous plate showing aspects of both the asparagus and artichoke plants, circa 1900-1910. The plate is rimmed in a bittersweet orange-red, asparagus sp...
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Earthenware

Royal Chrysanthemum Silver Gilt Salad Plates by Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
This exceptionally rare set of 8 silver gilt salad plates by Tiffany & Co. is crafted in the renowned firm’s Chrysanthemum pattern. Each plate is skillfully chased with blooms of chr...
Category

20th Century American Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Émile Gallé St Clément Art Nouveau Trompe L'oeil French Asparagus Plate, 1870
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From St. Clément, Luneville and designed by Émile Gallé, a Barbotine square shaped, trompe l’oeil asparagus plate, circa 1870. Five raised asparagus spears are strewn across a bei...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Earthenware

19th Century Art Nouveau Metal Plate R.Casas and C.Miró
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
19th century metal plate, Art Nouveau style. By unknown manufacturer, Spain. In original condition, with minor wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Mat...
Category

19th Century European Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Metal

Set of 12 Crown Staffordshire, England Gold Master Plates circa 1910
Located in New York, NY
Set of 12 English Crown Staffordshire gilt porcelain embossed master plates. Early 20th century circa 1910 and owned by one family. Master plates have all over gold on textured groun...
Category

1910s English Vintage Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

Majolica Water Lily Asparagus Plate Keller & Guerin Saint Clement
Located in The Hills, TX
Majolica Art Nouveau asparagus plate unsigned Keller et Guerin Saint Clement Every important French manufactures produced at the end of the 19th century asparagus and artichoke sets...
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Majolica

Set of 18 Sumptuous Silver Gilt Dinner Plates Chargers
Located in New York, NY
Eighteen silver gilt dinner plates. Each: Round well and tapering shoulder with stippled leafing branches. Reeded and scrolled rim with daisies between volute terminals. A sumptuous ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Portuguese Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Silver

Majolica Parakeets Plate Salins, circa 1890
Located in The Hills, TX
Majolica plate two parakeets on a blue background with oranges signed Salins, circa 1890.  
Category

1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica

Pair of Daisy Makeig-Jones Wedgwood Butterfly Plates
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A pair of powder blue ‘Butterfly’ plates designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones for Wedgwood, circa 1920. These whimsical plates are just gorgeous, featuring beautifully polychromed butte...
Category

Early 20th Century British Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

11 Rörstrand Art Nouveau Plates, Hand-Painted, Different Flowers
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
11 Rörstrand Art Nouveau plates. Hand-painted, different flowers, circa 1900. 18 cm. in diameter. Perfect condition.
Category

Early 1900s Swedish Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Majolica Parakeets Plate Salins, circa 1890
Located in The Hills, TX
Majolica plate two parakeets on a blue background with oranges signed Salins, circa 1890. Rare white background.
Category

1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

French Faience Plate Emile Galle Saint Clement, Circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
French Faience plate signed Emile Galle Saint Clement Circa 1900. Decorated with cornucopia and flowers, butterfly.
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Magnificent Set of 12 Orchid Presentation Plates, Ornate and Elaborately Gilded
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
One of the prettiest sets of Antique English plates custom, from Royal Doulton. These feature their Classic shaped edge, raised gilding on the shoulders and exquisitely hand-painted ...
Category

1920s English Vintage Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

24k Gold

Set of 12 Antique Meissen Porcelain Reticulated Cabinet Plates with Cherubs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An extraordinarily fine set of Meissen Porcelain cabinet plates. Each with a gilt scalloped rim, a pierced or reticulated border (with a left-hand twist), and centers with varying...
Category

19th Century German Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

12 Minton Burgundy Border Service Plates with Art Nouveau Raised Paste Gold
Located in Great Barrington, MA
A set of 12 Minton top of the line burgundy bordered service plates with profuse Art Nouveau raised paste gold decoration makes these exceptional. Minton was famous for their masterf...
Category

19th Century English Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Gold

French Majolica Flowers Plate Orchies Circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
French Majolica flowers plate Orchies Circa 1900.
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Majolica Sunflower Plate Villeroy & Boch, circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Majolica sunflower plate Villeroy & Boch, circa 1900.
Category

Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Early 20th Century Crown Staffordshire Gilt Porcelain Presentation Plates
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This rare set of 12 English porcelain presentation plates was made by Crown Staffordshire and features heavy gilt decoration. The pieces have an intricate pattern consisting of a cen...
Category

Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

French Majolica Red Flowers Plate, circa 1890
Located in The Hills, TX
19th-century blue Majolica plate with red flowers.
Category

1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Keller & Guerin St Clément Luneville Art Nouveau Asparagus Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From the Keller and Guerin St. Clément faïencerie, a Water Lily themed Asparagus plate, France, circa 1900. Soft water color like glazing distinguishes this Art Nouveau period Water...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Earthenware

Frie Onnaing French Art Nouveau Barbotine Majolica Asparagus & Shell Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Barbotine majolica Asparagus plate in the Art Nouveau style, Frie Onnaing, circa 1890-1910. A deep plate with a shaped rim and a scallop shell motif sauce well bordered b...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Earthenware

Bing & Grøndahl Art Nouveau Motif Plate with Wolf
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bing & Grøndahl Art Nouveau motif plate with wolf Measures 12,9cm / 5.1 inch Has a chip.    
Category

20th Century Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

Rosenthal Art Nouveau Easter Plate from 1917
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rosenthal Art Nouveau easter plate from 1917. Measures 21,5cm and has a little gold wear.  
Category

20th Century Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

German Majolica Plate with Morning Glory, circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
German Majolica plate with morning glory on a blue basket weave and a brown border, circa 1900.
Category

Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic, Faience

Mid-Late 19th Century French Majolica Barbotine Asparagus by Salins Les Bains
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A mid-late 19th century French majolica barbotine asparagus by Salins les Bains 15 plates One dish One sauceboat Référencé dans le livre de Maryse Bottero : "Artichauts et asp...
Category

1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

12 Cauldon Gilt Octagonal Service Plates, Art Nouveau Raised Gold Blue Ground
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This is a very rare set of 12 Cauldon service/presentation plates showcasing Art Nouveau decoration at it's finest. Hand-painted raised paste gold over robin's egg blue creates a sof...
Category

19th Century English Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Gold

Small Majolica Pink Daisy Jerome Massier Fils, circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Small Majolica Pink Daisy Jerome Massier Fils, circa 1900.
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic

Majolica Parakeets Plate Salins, circa 1890
Located in The Hills, TX
Majolica plate two parakeets on a blue background with oranges signed Salins, circa 1890.  
Category

1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica

Majolica Mums Asparagus Plate Saint Clement, circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
Majolica Art Nouveau asparagus plate signed Keller et Guerin Saint Clement with mums. Every important French manufactures produced at the end of the 19th century asparagus and artic...
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Majolica

Pair of Art Nouveau Jugs Floral Decoration
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pair of Art Nouveau jugs floral decoration Origin France circa 1900 natural wear illegible signature.
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Bronze

French Majolica Orchid Plate Saint Clement, circa 1900
Located in The Hills, TX
French Majolica orchid plate Keller and Guerin saint clement, circa 1900.
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

Materials

Faience, Ceramic

Recently Viewed

View More