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Art Nouveau Pitchers

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 French Saint Clement Majolica Mallard Drake Pitcher
Located in New Orleans, LA
This exceptional Saint Clement majolica drake, mallard water pitcher will bring joy to any table. Highly collectable with brilliant colors and texture and all hand crafted at the hig...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Faience

Art Nouveau German Tankard Floral Motif Pewter Kayserzinn , Initials , Marks
Located in Valladolid, ES
One of a kind Art Nouveau German floral motif tankard, with engraved initials and floral patterns characteristic of Art Nouveau. Very fine work, circa 1895.. It comes from a Private ...
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1890s German Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Pewter

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 Pitchers

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Pewter

French Majolica Wild Rose Pitcher Fives Lille, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica wild rose pitcher fives Lille, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Ceramic

French Majolica Bird Pitcher Saint Clément, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica pitcher with a bird and water lilies signed Keller & Guerin Saint Clément, circa 1900.  
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Kaysezinn Art Nouveau Satyr Pitcher
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1900s large German Kayserzinn Art Nouveau style Pewter pitcher. The piece features an irregular ruffled lip, an angular handle. The body is decorated with irises and a Satyr. A...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Pewter

Art Nouveau Pitcher by De Feure for Daum, France, circa 1900
Located in VÉZELAY, FR
Table pitcher in yellow and green tinted glass, by the decorator / designer Georges De Feure for the Daum factory. Art Nouveau, France, around 1900. In good condition. Dimen...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Glass, Smoked Glass

Brass Art Nouveau Pitcher
Located in London, GB
Hammered Decor, Circa 1900. Dented in areas, please see photographs. Measures: Height: 35.5cm Width: 19 cm Depth: 18 cm.
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Early 20th Century Unknown Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Brass

Art Nouveau Carafe, Green Glass with Opaline & Silver Mount, Porto, Around 1900
Located in Vienna, AT
Carafe made of green glass with cryolite inclusions (opaline) in the shape of feathered leaves, with a conical body that swings out slightly at the bottom on a round, flush stand, be...
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Early 1900s Portuguese Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

Pair of Art Nouveau Glass Decanter with Silver Fittings, Wilhelm Binder, Germany
Located in Vienna, AT
Two carafes made of clear glass with a conical body, inside six-pointed wave-shaped thickened wall, cut base star, smooth silver fittings with J-shaped, curved handle, covered, beak-...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

Refined Art Nouveau-Period Enameled Crystal Decanter, circa 1900
Located in Hudson, NY
Delicate art nouveau-period enameled crystal ewer form decanter having gilt mounts. Ideal for use with liquors. The hexagonal body of urn is nicely embellished with enamel decoration...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Crystal

Floral Art Nouveau Ceramics Pitcher Amphora Austria circa 1900 Jugendstil
Located in Vienna, AT
Floral Art Nouveau/Jugendstil ceramics pitcher by Amphora Riessner Stellmacher & Kessel Turn-Teplitz, circa 1900, marked The Bohemian ceramic manufacture Amphora showed extraordin...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Ceramic

Kayserzinn Art Nouveau Pewter Pitcher with Devils Head
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
German Kayserzinn pewter wine/water pitcher or jug with Art Nouveau style low relief iris decoration centered by a Devils head under the spout and a handle designed as a vine branch.
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Pewter

Vallauris Blue Ceramic Pitcher from the 1950s
Located in Milano, MI
Ceramic jug with a sculpture of a woman, created by Vallauris in the 1950s. Measures: Ø 48 cm, H 19 cm Very good conditions.
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1950s French Vintage Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau silver plate jug and bowl by Christofle
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Art nouveau silver plate jug and bowl by christofle circa 1890 Fine quality jug and bowl by well known french makers christofle circa. Rich in the art noveau design with matching fl...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

Antique and Rare Zsolnay Jug in Glazed Faience, Dated 1895-1898
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Antique and rare Zsolnay jug in glazed faience. Beautiful glaze in shades of green and sand. Dated 1895-1898. Measures: 17. x 17.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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1890s Hungarian Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Faience

WMF Art Nouveau Cut Glass and Silverplate Liqueur Set C.1900
Located in Toronto, Ontario
WMF Art Nouveau cut glass and silverplate Liqueur Set C.1900. The silverplate set with liqueur jug and four glasses in holders, each with stylised art nouveau design engraved crystal...
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Early 1900s Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver Plate

Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Water Pitcher By Frank M. Whiting & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Graceful, Art Nouveau, sterling silver water pitcher on baluster base, The Frank M. Whiting & Co., No. Attleboro, Mass., circa 1895. Holds 3 3/4 pints of liquid. 8 3/4" high x 8 3/4...
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1890s American Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Sterling Silver

Green and Gold Florian Ware Pitcher by William Moorcroft
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A decorative pottery pitcher created by William Moorcroft for James MacIntyre & Co. in 1903. This pitcher is part of William Moorcroft's Green and Gold Florian line. In producing ...
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Earthenware

Inoue Ryosai Sumida Gawa Japanese Pottery Character Jug, c.1900
By Inoue Ryosai
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A scarce and unusual Japanese Meiji period Sumida Gawa pottery character jug by renowned potter Inoue Ryosai I (Japanese, 1828 – 1899) dating from the 19th century. Inoue Ryosai ...
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1880s Japanese Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Pottery

Pair of Pitchers WMF, German, 1909 in Silver Plated and Red Glass, Art Nouveau
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
2 Pitchers WMF Style: Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, Liberty year: 1909 Country: Germany Materials: silver plated and red glass Several of the WMF objects can be seen in museums Stamps ...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Art Glass

Art Nouveau Iris Flower Silver Overlay Water Pitcher by La Pierre
Located in New York, NY
Large turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass water pitcher with engraved silver overlay. Faceted glass body with asymmetrical and castellated helmet mouth. Silver overlay in form of t...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

Alvin Sterling Overlay Clear Glass Jug Pitcher C. 1900
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Alvin sterling overlay clear glass jug pitcher, c. 1900. Large size tapered cylindrical, with thick applied sterling silver overlay, reticulated and engraved scrolling vine, central ...
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Early 1900s American Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau Cut Glass Carafe with Silver Mount, Germany, Around 1900
Located in Vienna, AT
Carafe made of clear glass with a conical, faceted body that swings out at the bottom with a separate base, the lower half has a stone cut decoration with stars cut in the middle and...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

Jardiniere Art Nouveau Griffon Barbotine, Early 20th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
French square jardiniere with griffins and vegetal decoration, circa 1900. Art nouveau Very good condition.
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Green Glass Decanter with Silver Plated Mount WMF Germany 1900
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Exquisite German Silver Plated Art Nouveau Decanter / Pitcher by WMF Green Glass 1900 Gorgeous German antique Art Nouveau decanter / pitcher in silver plate with green glass by WMF....
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Tin

Pitcher Art Nouveau Onnaing Barbotine, Early 20th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
French Pitcher from Onnaing Manufactures, circa 1900. Art nouveau Barbotine faience pitcher with two purple lilac branches reprensented Good condition Shipping L17 P11 H19 0,...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Decanter, Antique Pitcher, Floral Engraved Glass & Metal, Jugend
Located in Stockholm, SE
A decanter in Art Nouveau-style. Engraved floral decor on the glass and a lovely art nouveau shape on the metal. It is probably designed in Germany in the early 20th century. It is 3...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Metal

Swiss Freres Geneve Floral Art Pottery Cream Jug
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An unusual and stylish antique Swiss Freres Geneve art pottery jug decorated with floral designs dating from around 1900. The jug is very reminiscent in style of the work produced by...
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Early 1900s Swiss Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Pottery

International Silver 'Tropical' Pitcher
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage silver pitcher by International Silver from the "Tropical" line. This piece belongs on a lavish breakfast tray in a seaside resort - or on your table at home. The pitcher is ...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

Exquisite French Art Nouveau Decanter / Pitcher by J. Barian Silver Glass 1900
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Breathtaking French antique Art Nouveau decanter / pitcher in silver plate with enamel painted glass by Jules Barian 1900. Exquisite Art Nouveau design and just a pleasure to look ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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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 Pitchers

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Silver Plate

WMF Art Nouveau Jugendstil Pewter Claret Wine Jug C.1900
Located in Toronto, Ontario
WMF Art Nouveau Jugendstil Pewter Claret Wine Jug C.1900. Large tapering body decorated with stylised foliate relief, with hinged lid and stylised handle stamped WMF O/1 to base. Hei...
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Early 1900s Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Pewter

Pair Of Large Glass Carafes With Silver Mounts, Gebrüder Deyhle, Germany c. 1910
Located in Vienna, AT
A pair of voluminous, bulbous, cut clear glass carafes on a round base, plain, smooth silver mountings with hinged lids with thumb rests and J-shaped handles with beveled accents on ...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

Theodore Starr Sterling Silver and Glass Wine Claret Jug in Art Nouveau Style
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century glass claret jug with a sterling silver stopper, by American maker Theodore Starr in exquisite Art Nouveau style. Glass possibly Libbey or Hawkes. Bottle is design...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Sterling Silver

Fratelli Toso Murano Millefiori Mosaic Antique Italian Art Glass Pitcher Plate
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful antique Murano hand blown large millefiori flower mosaic Italian art glass water pitcher and under plate. Documented to the Fratelli Toso company, circa 1910-1930. The pitc...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Pitchers

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

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 Pitchers

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Metal

Art Nouveau French Faience Pitcher Luneville circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Art Nouveau French Faience Pitcher Luneville Circa 1900 Model "Guipure" signed Keller & Guerin Luneville.
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Glass Carafe With Silver Fitting, by Wilhelm Binder, Germany
Located in Vienna, AT
Carafe made of clear glass with a conical body, the inside six-pointed wave-shaped thickened wall, cut near the base with star and beam decoration, ground star, silver fitting with w...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

Pair of Art Nouveau Glass Decanter with Silver Fittings, Wilhelm Binder, Germany
Located in Vienna, AT
Two carafes made of clear glass with a conical body that swings out at the bottom, pairs of vertically cut lines in the lower half, surrounding leaf garland cut above them, horizonta...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

19th Century French Art Nouveau Stoneware Cider Pitcher with Satyr Handle
Located in Haarlem, NL
Large 19th century Art Nouveau stoneware cider pitcher with a detailed satyr, faun or devil hanging on a tree branche handle. Unfortunately I know nothing about the maker's mark stam...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Stoneware

Art Nouveau Style 1920s Danish Silver Water Jug
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Danish silver water/cordial jug made in the Art Nouveau style; an addition to our range of collectable silverware. This exceptional ant...
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1920s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

Set of Two Majolica Jugs, Nimy Faiences Imperiale Belgium
Located in Antwerp, BE
A set of 1851-1898 Belgium majolica pitchers, pottery jugs with pewter top.White hand painted cherubs sitting in a painting impression and accessories, at the bottom and at the top d...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Ceramic, Majolica

Pair of Art Nouveau Glass Carafes with Silver Mounts, Koch & Bergfeld, Germany
Located in Vienna, AT
Two carafes made of clear glass with a raised, bulging body, surrounding five cut arches with stone cut decoration and cut suns in the arch segments, bevel cut at the base of the nec...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

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 Pitchers

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Crystal, Sterling Silver

20th Century French Silver Mounted Flambe' Glazed Vases, Paris, c.1900
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
20th Century French silver mounted flambé glaze pottery vases, the neck and the circular foot are mounted with solid silver mounts featuring Art Nouveau decoration with shaped handle...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

Art Nouveau Glass Carafe With Silver Fitting, by Alexander Sturm Vienna
Located in Vienna, AT
Carafe made of clear glass with a conical body, the inside twelve-point, wave-shaped thickened wall, chiseled floral decoration with feathered leaves and vine leaves, silver fitting ...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

William Moorcroft MacIntyre Art Nouveau Elegantly Shaped Blue Lilac Pottery Jug
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Art Nouveau James MacIntyre & Co. rare Florian Ware tall elegantly shaped handled jug decorated with tube lined lilac flowers designed by William Moorcroft (English, 1872-1945) and d...
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Early 1900s Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Earthenware

Antique French Majolica Stein Jug Pitcher Silver or Pewter Hinged Lid, c. 1900
Located in Tyler, TX
Unique and beautiful antique French Majolica Stein, Jug or Pitcher~~Silver or Pewter Hinged Lid~~c. 1900 Authentic French Majolica stein~~vibrant colors of brown, green, and blue~...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Pottery

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 Pitchers

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Pewter

Pair of Art Nouveau Glass Carafes with Silver Fittings, by Ferdinand Vogl Vienna
By Ferdinand Vogl
Located in Vienna, AT
Two carafes made of clear glass with a conical body, a twelve-point, wavy thickened wall on the inside, decorated near the bottom with parallel cuts in a serrated shape, a bottom sta...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver

Small Stopper Carafe from France Around 1900
Located in Hamburg, DE
Antique small stopper carafe from France from the years around 1900. The carafe has a bulbous body and opens into a narrow neck, which is closed by a stopper in the form of diamond s...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Blown Glass

Majolica Pig Waiter Pitcher Onnaing Style, Early 20th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
French Majolica pig dressed as a waiter signed FFAS, circa 1900. Onnaing style Barbotine pitcher Good condition Shipping P 19/ L 12/ H 26 cm.
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Glass Decanter with Silver Plated Mount, WMF, Germany, 1903-1910
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Nouveau carafe made of clear glass with a round, upwardly tapering body, front and back two facet bands tapering from bottom to top, the lower, bulbous area enclosed by a fitting...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver Plate

Gorham Sterling Silver and Glass Pitcher Vase in Art Nouveau Style
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century, Gorham sterling silver and cut glass pitcher or vase in Art Nouveau style with applied, dimensional peonies and stylized leaves around the body. It measures 8'' i...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver, Sterling Silver

J. E. Caldwell Sterling Silver Pitcher Jug in Art Nouveau Style with Flowers
Located in New York, NY
J. E. Caldwell sterling silver pitcher in exquisite Art Nouveau style with dimensional anemones around the body and an applied handle. It measures 9 1/4'' in height by 8 1/4'' from h...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Black, Starr & Frost Sterling Silver Pitcher Jug in Art Nouveau Style
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century, Black, Starr & Frost sterling silver pitcher in exquisite Art Nouveau style with dimensional flowers applied around the rim. It measures 8 3/4'' in height by 9'' ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Overlay Amber Glass Decanter Whiskey Scotch Bottle
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Antique early 20th century Art Nouveau amber glass bottle decanter with engraved sterling silver overlay. Probably made by La Pierre in New York. It has Le Pierre's traditional cylin...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Pitchers

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Glass

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