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Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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 Irish Silver Teapot with Celtic Tracery, circa 1900s
Located in New York, NY
This exceptionally-designed teapot is decorated with endlessly repeating Celtic Tracery. In the front, there is a finely engraved family crest, consisting of the jagged ancient Irish...
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Early 1900s Northern Irish Antique Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver

Georg Jensen Blossom Teapot in Hammered Sterling Silver with Ivory Handle
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen Blossom teapot in hammered sterling silver with ivory handle. Model 2C. Dated 1915-1930. Measures: 24 x 14 cm (incl. Handle). In excellent condition. Minimal age-rel...
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1910s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Jugendstil Copper and Brass Teapot by Atelier Mayer for WMF, Germany, 1905-1910
Located in Chicago, IL
Jugendstil copper and brass teapot set by Atelier Mayer for WMF, Germany, 1905-1910 Dims are of teapot alone.
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Metal

Jugenstil Silver Plate Centerpiece on Tray / Teaset by Karl Berghof, 1905
Located in Roma, IT
Jugendstil Centerpiece on Tray is an original decorative object realized in the 1905/1910. The lot includes: one coffee pot, one tea pot, one cream server, one sugar bowl and one ...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver Plate

Art Nouveau Silver Overlay Green Porcelain Teapot Tea Service for Five
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Beautiful antique art nouveau silver overlay green tea set featuring a silver scroll and floral/leaf design on green porcelain. The service for five includes a lidded tea pot, covere...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver

Antique Art Nouveau Style Sterling Silver Three-Piece Tea Service
By Herbert Edward Barker & Frank Ernest Barker 1
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver three-piece tea service in the Art Nouveau style; an addition to our antique teaware collection. This fine antique G...
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1910s English Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Arts & Crafts Antique Sterling Silver Teapot by Liberty & Co. 1914
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1914 by Liberty & Co. this beautiful, Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts Teapot features a hand hammered finish, panelled sections, a dash border and Art Nouve...
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1910s English Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Blossom Coffee and Tea Set No 2
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver blossom coffee and tea set no 2 Coffee Pot No 2B, 18 cm /7.08" 564 gr/19.92 oz(post 1945) Tea Pot No 2B, 13 cm/5.11" 535 gr/18.90 oz(1925-1933) Crea...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Rare Art Nouveau Silvered Pewter Liqueur Set by W.M.F
Located in London, GB
Silver-plate liqueur set comprised of a Stylised liqueur Jug with six Tumblers. Country of Manufacture Germany Date c.1900 Marks Marked to base Condition is Professionally Polished, ...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver Plate

Georg Jensen Hammered Sterling Silver Creamer and Sugar Basket Blossom 1930s
Located in New York, NY
Georg Jensen sterling silver, hand-hammered creamer, measuring 3 1/2''in length by 2'' in height, and sugar basket, measuring 3 1/2'' in length by 3'' in height, in renowned Blossom ...
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1930s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Barbour Sterling Silver 3-Piece Demitasse Tea/Coffee Set in Martele Art Nouveau
Located in New York, NY
Barbour & Co. sterling silver three-piece demitasse tea set in the Martele Art Nouveau style, with beautiful intricate floral design and exquisitely hand hammered, consisting of: ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Blossom Pattern Sterling Silver 3-Piece Tea Set
Located in New York, NY
G. Jensen hand-hammered sterling silver tea set in exquisite and renowned Blossom pattern number 2C and 2D consisting of : a tea pot measuring 8 1/2'' in height a covered sugar b...
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20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver, Silver

Royal Chrysanthemum Silver Gilt Teacups and Saucers by Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
Tiffany & Co.’s beloved Chrysanthemum pattern is showcased in this rare and exceptional teacup service created for royalty. Bearing the coronet of a European baron, this set contains...
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20th Century American Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver

Heavy Antique French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Cup & Saucer Set 'No Liner'
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique sterling silver cup frame and saucer set are unsigned, and believed to have originated from France in approximately 1900 and done is the period Art Nouveau style. This c...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen 2D Handcrafted Sterling Silver and Ebony Teapot
Located in New York, NY
Georg Jensen’s very first tea and coffee set takes a number of figures from nature and combines them into a new organic form. Low and stout, with toad’s feet and a magnolia blossom o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Fratelli Toso Murano Millefiori Mosaic Teapot Sugar Bowl Italian Art Glass Set
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful antique Murano hand blown millefiori flower mosaic Italian art glass teapot, sugar bowl, with teacup and saucer set. Documented to the Fratelli Toso Company, circa 1910-193...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Bowl on Three Legs No. 2B
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver bowl on three legs no. 2B. Measures: 9.5 cm / 3 47/64 in. x 6 cm / 2 23/64 in. Weighs 148 g / 5.20 oz. Item no.: 336030.
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1950s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen 1017A Handcrafted Sterling Silver Coffee Pot in Ebony
Located in New York, NY
Georg Jensen’s very first tea and coffee set takes a number of figures from nature and combines them into a new organic form. Low and stout, with toad’s feet and a magnolia blossom o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Pre-War Jug and Milk Jug, C.T. Tielsch
Located in Chorzów, PL
A large porcelain jug with a milk jug. Hand-decorated, painted titmouse and pink flowers. Very good condition. Signed C.T. Tielsch Measures: Jug: Height 28cm, width 25cm ...
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1920s German Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Blossom Coffee and the Set No 2
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver blossom coffee and the set no 2 Consists of: Tray no 2E, measures 56 cm / 22 3/64 in. x 37.7 cm / 14 27/32 in. Weighs 1690 g / 59.7 oz. Coffee pot...
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1920s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Silver Coffee and Tea Set, Germany 1890-1910
Located in Belmont, MA
Silver coffee and tea set, Germany 1890-1910. The pear shaped elegant coffee and tea set has beautiful repoussé details. The rim of the pots and sugar bowl are decorated with a laur...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver

Bing & Grøndahl Art Nouveau Coffee Cup, Saucer and Side Plate
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bing & Grøndahl Art Nouveau coffee cup, saucer and side plate. In good condition. We have 4 set in stock.
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20th Century Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Georg Jensen Cosmos Sterling Silver 8 P Tea & Coffee Set 1920, 45 Tray Denmark
Located in London, GB
A magnificent Danish Georg Jensen 8 piece Tea and Coffee set in the Cosmos Pattern. The set comprises of a Kettle on Stand, Coffee Pot, Tea Pot, two Milk / Cream Jugs and two lidded ...
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20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen 2A Sterling Silver Blossom Teapot with Ebony Handle
Located in New York, NY
Georg Jensen’s very first tea and coffee set takes a number of figures from nature and combines them into a new organic form. Low and stout, with toad’s feet and a magnolia blossom o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Russian 84° Silver Presentation Tea Set, Grigotiy Sbitnev, Moscow, Ca. 1908
Located in New York, NY
Workmaster (marked “G.S.”): Grigoriy Mikhailovich Sbitnev Grigory Mikhailovich Sbitnev, owner of a factory of gold, silver and bronze products, founded in 1893, in Moscow. In 1897...
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Early 1900s Russian Antique Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver

Georg Jensen 2 Handcrafted Sterling Silver Bowl for Tea Strainer
Located in New York, NY
Small Blossom bowl for tea strainer.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Jugendstil Silver-Plated Brass Centerpiece, WMF 1920
Located in Roma, IT
Jugendstil silver-plated brass centrepiece is an original decorative set realized in the 1920s-1930s. Silver-plated brass. Realized by WMF. Made in Germany. The WMF label is...
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1920s German Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver Plate, Brass

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Blossom Coffee Pot No. 2D
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver blossom coffee pot No. 2D. Measure: 21 cm H (8.26"). Weighs 808 grams/28.5 oz. Manufactured post 1945. In good condition. Item no.: 340096.
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1950s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Silver Plate Tea and Coffee Set, Bamboo Model by Christofle, France, circa 1890
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Silver-plate tea and coffee set, bamboo model by Christofle, France, circa 1890. 1 tray, 1 samovar, 1 teapot, 1 coffeepot, 1 sugar bowl and 1 milk jug. All pieces are signed.
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver Plate

Nouveau / Arts and Crafts Copper Coffee Set
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
fleurdetroit presents for your consideration a wondeeful tea service from the Arts and Crafts period. Dazzle guests with a one of a kind find like this early 20th century coffee/tea ...
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20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Copper

Georg Jensen 2D Sterling Silver Blossom Creamer with Ebony Handle
Located in New York, NY
This creamer is part of the blossom tea/coffee set with ebony or mammoth handles, low and stout, with toad’s feet and a magnolia blossom on top is a Classic example of Georg Jensen’s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau German Silver 5-Piece Coffee & Tea Set by Weinranck & Schmidt Hanau
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant 5-piece silver centerpiece consisting of coffee and teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl and tray. Oval basic shape, bulging wall of the vessel body, vertically divided by pilaster-l...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver

Jugendstil Vintage Tea Set by WMF, Germany, 1910s
Located in Roma, IT
Jugendstil tea set is an original group of decorative objects realized in the 1910s. Original decorated brass. Realized by WMF. Made in Germany. The set includes: a coffee ...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Brass

Silver Tea and Coffee Set WMF Art Nouveau Jugendstil Five-Piece
Located in Oakland, CA
This silver plate five piece coffee and tea set is a spectacular example of “Jugendstil” design. Richly decorated with embossed patterns that combine the lyrical curves of Art Nouvea...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver Plate

1900 Coffee Service, E Bourgeois Paris
Located in Paris, FR
1900 coffee service in porcelain, E Bourgeois 21 rue Drouot Paris, 14 cups and cups plates, cofee pot, sugar bowl, milk pitcher, 1900 gold decoration, art nouveau relief, good condition
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Coffee Pot, Tea Pot Creamer and Sugar Bowl No 456
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver coffee pot, tea pot creamer and sugar bowl No 456 Measures: Coffee pot 456A H 24 cm (9.44 in), weight 620 gr 21.88 oz Tea pot 456B H 18 cm (7.08 in),...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Creamer No. 2C og Sugarbowl No. 2E in Blossom
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver creamer No. 2C og Sugarbowl No. 2E i silver blossom creamer No. 2C Measures 7 cm / 2.75" Weighs 203 gr. / 7.16 oz. Sugabowl No. 2E Measures: 10 cm/3.93 "...
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1950s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau Gold and White Enamel Craqueled Tea Glasses
Located in Bochum, NRW
Art Nouveau gold and white enamel Craqueled tea glasses/ Very rare Art Nouveau tea glasses made of crackled glass, painted branches with liquid gold and white enamel star flowers. ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Glass

Jugenstil Brass Centrepiece / Teaset with Tray by Carl Deffner, Germany, 1910s
Located in Roma, IT
Jugendstil Centrepiece / Teaset with tray is an original decorative object realized in the 1910s. Original brass set. The centrepiece includes different pieces: a sugar bowl,...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Brass

Jugendstil Teapot by WMF, Germany, 1910s
Located in Roma, IT
Jugendstil teapot is an original decorative object realized in the 1910s. Copper and brass outside. Tin inside. Produced by WMF. Made in Germany. A mark is impressed on th...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Copper, Brass

Secessionist Argentor Teacup Holders and Saucers Hans Ofner
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish set twelve Austrian secessionist brass cup holders and matching saucers designed by Hans Ofner, a student of Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) and certainly reflecting his style a...
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Early 1900s European Antique Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Brass

Sterling Art Nouveau Basket
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This sterling silver Art Nouveau basket is stunning. Completely reticulated with a scalloped rim, it flares up in the center and dips down on each end. A really unique and eye-catchi...
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1910s American Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Jugenstil Coffee Pot by Jacob Heinrich Weiss, Germany Late 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage Jugensdstil coffee pot is an original decorative object realized in Germany in the end of the 19th century. Original tin. Canné handle. Realized by Jacob Heinrich Weiss...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Tin

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Coffee and Tea Set No. 456
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver coffee and tea set no. 456. Designed by Harald Nielsen. All pieces manufactured after 1945. Coffee pot no. 456 A. 24 cm H (9 29764"). Weighs 618 gram...
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1950s Danish Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Art Nouveau Pewter Pot by Paul Haustein, Germany, 1905
Located in Roma, IT
Art Nouveau pot is an original decorative object realized in 1905. Original pewter. Produced by Gerhardi & Co., Lüdenscheid. Designed by Paul Haustein, model no. 1829. Very ...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Pewter

Vintage Jugendstil Coffee Bowl and Cream Server by Friedrich Bethge, Germany
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage Jugendstil coffee bowl and cream server is an original decorative pair of objects realized in the first years of the 20th century. Original tin. The lot has been design...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Tin

Art Nouveau German Pewter Tea Service
Located in North Miami, FL
This whimsical Art Nouveau German tea service consists of a covered tea pot, creamer, and sugar bowl. They are incised with Art Nouveau inspired details. Each piece features four hum...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Pewter

Georg Jensen Tea Set #26 in Silver with Early Marks from 1904-1908
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen tea set #26 in silver with early marks. From 1904-1908. Teapot one weighs 532 grams. 14 cm H (5 33/64"), 20 cm diameter (7 7/8"), in beautiful condition with the excepti...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver

Shelley Dainty White Porcelain Tea Service for Six, Early 20th C
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful full tea service serving six, made by Shelley. The items are from different periods, all between 1910 and 1966. The service is made in the popular "Dainty white" ...
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20th Century English Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Porcelain

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