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20th Century Art Nouveau Hand Painted Pair of Ceramic Vase
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful ceramic vase characterized by an elaborate decoration. Hand painted with high pictorial quality. Please look in detail at all the images to understand the perfection of thi...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Vases

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Planter or Jardinière Floral, France, circa 1910
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic ceramic planter or jardinière from France, circa 1910. This floral designed planter or jardinière just looks fantastic in combination with the wonderful worked blossoms on ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Vase No 2678/2420
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau vase no 2678/2420. Measures: 33 cm / 13 in.
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Late 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Bing & Grondahl Vase No 8521/254
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bing & Grondahl vase no 8521/254. Measures: 13.5 cm / 5 5/16 in.
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Late 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

  • Bing & Grondahl Vase No 8521/254
  • Bing & Grondahl Vase No 8521/254
  • Bing & Grondahl Vase No 8521/254
  • Bing & Grondahl Vase No 8521/254
H 5.32 in. Dm 0.04 in.
Majolica Jardinière by Wilhelm Schiller & Son, circa 1890
By Wilhelm Schiller & Son
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful shaped Majolica Jardinière produced by the famous ceramic/ majolica manufacturer Wilhelm Schiller & Son around 1890. This majolica piece shows an amazing floral, hand-paint...
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Antique Late 19th Century Czech Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jard...

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Ceramic, Majolica

French Hand-Painted Art Nouveau Vase
Located in Wiscasset, ME
A French ceramic vase. Bulbous form base tapers upwards to a round opening. Body of vase is decorated with green and faint ivory floral motifs over a dark blue ground. Underside is i...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

  • French Hand-Painted Art Nouveau Vase
  • French Hand-Painted Art Nouveau Vase
  • French Hand-Painted Art Nouveau Vase
  • French Hand-Painted Art Nouveau Vase
H 7.5 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Arnhem, Holland, Antique Art Nouveau Vase with Hand-Painted Flowers
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Arnhem, Holland. Antique Art Nouveau vase in glazed ceramics with hand-painted flowers and foliage. Approx. 1910. Measures: 23 x 13 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1910s Dutch Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Hand Blown Vase with Transparent Enamel Hand Painted Poppies
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This shapely and beautifully decorated, hand blown vase is hand painted in the Art Nouveau style and favourite subject-Poppies! The all-over transparent enamel painting depicts layer...
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Antique 1890s European Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Royal Bonn Art Nouveau Twin Handled Hand Painted Floral Pottery Vase
By Royal Bonn
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A large and stunning Art Nouveau German Royal Bonn twin handled vase painted with large floral designs in period style in the Old Dutch design and dating from circa 1890 and 1920. Ma...
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

French Hand Painted Art Nouveau Flower Barbotine Vase, circa 1912
Located in Pully, CH
Approved quality Silvia Zaimova & Loreta Karamincheva Antiques and Fine Art dealers.  
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

Regina, Holland, Antique Art Nouveau Vase with Hand-Painted Flowers and Foliage
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Regina, Holland. Antique art nouveau vase in glazed ceramics with hand-painted flowers and foliage. Approx. 1910. Measures: 22.5 x 13.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. Th...
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Vintage 1910s Dutch Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Hand Painted Ceramic Wedgewood Marsden Vase with Floral Patterns
By Wedgewood
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Art Nouveau vase was realized in the England by the storied maker Wedgwood circa 1890. It features Art Nouveau stylized foliate patterns in caramel and crimson with an i...
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Antique 1890s English Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic, Paint

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

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Ceramic

Regina, Holland, Antique Art Nouveau Vase with Hand-Painted Flowers and Foliage
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Regina, Holland. Antique Art Nouveau vase in glazed ceramics with hand-painted flowers and foliage. Approx. 1910. Measures: 28 x 23 cm. In good condition. Stamped. The Regina...
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Vintage 1910s Dutch Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Regina, Holland, Antique Art Nouveau Vase with Hand-Painted Flowers and Foliage
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Regina, Holland. Antique Art Nouveau vase in glazed ceramics with hand-painted flowers and foliage. Approx. 1910. Measures: 23.5 x 12.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. T...
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Vintage 1910s Dutch Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Rare Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau Vase in Porcelain with Hand-Painted Geese
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare Royal Copenhagen Art Nouveau vase in porcelain with hand-painted geese. Approx. 1910. Measures: 16 x 8 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Glass Stem Spill Vase Finely Hand Painted and Gilded, French
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a late 19th century glass stem or spill vase, finely hand painted and gilded, probably French in origin. This small spill vase is handmade of a glass with a slightly frost...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Hand-Painted Gilded Art Nouveau Bonn Royal Worcester Vase with Floral Motif
By Royal Worcester
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful Art Nouveau vase was created at the height of Art Nouveau by Royal Worcester- the oldest and most illustrious porcelain producer in England. It is composed of a tapere...
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Antique Early 1900s European Art Nouveau Vases

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Gold

English Art Nouveau 19th Century Hand Painted Floral Pierced Gilded Vases
Located in London, GB
A pair of Art Nouveau English manufactured, cobalt blue ground and hand painted flowers scrolling up the side paneling. An assortment of flowers and roses with heavy 24-karat gold gi...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

CAC/ Ceramic Art Company Lenox Hand-Painted Vase with Raised Paste Gold Tulips
By Lenox's Ceramic Art Company
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This jewel of a vase is a masterful example of Ceramic Art Company-Lenox, in the Art Nouveau style. Completely hand decorated with two colors of raised paste gold depicting tulips ar...
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Antique 19th Century American Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Old Moravian Austrian Art Nouveau Floral Painted Twin Handled Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish Austrian Art Nouveau twin handled art pottery vase hand painted with floral designs and made at Old Moravian Pottery around 1906. The squat rounded vase is lightly potted a...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

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

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Ceramic

Herman August Kahler Danish Art Nouveau Large Art Pottery Vase
By Herman August Kähler
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A large and impressive Danish art pottery vase decorated with brown and green slip patterns on a cream ground by Herman August Kahler (1846-1917) for Kahler Keramiks and dating from ...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

Art Nouveau Majolica Vase Hand Painted, France, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful Art Nouveau Majolica vase out of France from the early period around 1900 in great untouched, original condition. The unique designed dark green body impresses with an orga...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic, Majolica

T. Colenbrander, the Netherlands, Two Art Nouveau Vases, 1930s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
T. Colenbrander (1841-1930) the Netherlands. Two Art Nouveau vases in hand painted crackled ceramics. Decorated with flowers and foliage, 1930s. Measures: 38 x 15 cm. In excellent...
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Gustavsberg, Art Nouveau Iridescent Vase, Artist Signed, 1904
By Gustavsberg
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Gustavsberg, Art Nouveau Iridescent vase, atist signed, 1904 With stylized laurel decoration, Inscribed Gustavsberg, 1904 and unidentified artist signature.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

French Mt. Joye Hand Painted Vase
Located in Stamford, CT
Tall glass vase by MT. Joye featuring optic ribbing from clear to Topaz color that incorporates both the Art Nouveau and the Aesthetic Movement styles, circa 1880s. The vase also has...
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Antique 1880s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

  • French Mt. Joye Hand Painted Vase
  • French Mt. Joye Hand Painted Vase
  • French Mt. Joye Hand Painted Vase
  • French Mt. Joye Hand Painted Vase
H 10.00 in. Dm 4.00 in.
Heubach, Germany, Two Antique Art Nouveau Vases in Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Heubach, Germany. Two antique Art Nouveau vases in porcelain with hand-painted flowers. Ca. 1900. Measures: 16.5 x 7 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Bing & Grondahl Art Nouveau Vase by Effie Hegermann-Lindencrone
By Bing & Grøndahl
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Bing & Grondahl Art Nouveau vase by Effie Hegermann-Lindencrone #2284. Measures 23.2cm and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Colenbrander, Netherlands, Art Nouveau Vase in Crackled Ceramics, 1930s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
T. Colenbrander for Ram, the Netherlands. Art Nouveau vase in hand painted crackled ceramics. Decorated with flowers and foliage, 1930s. Measures: 27 x 20 cm. In excellent conditi...
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Speckled Glass Vase Attributed to Ernest Léveillé
Located in Paris, FR
Late 19th century Art Nouveau cylindrical vase. The brown and red speckles create a dynamic pattern that is complemented by the gold umbelliferous plants. Attributed to Ernest Léveil...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Majolica Vase Art Nouveau by Sarreguemines, France, circa 1915
By Sarreguemines
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Out of the workshops of Sarreguemines in France around 1915 comes this beautiful slim Art Nouveau Majolica vase. The organic design impresses with its extraordinary twisted shape alo...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Majolica

Amphora Winter Snow Art Nouveau Vase by Ernst Wahliss
By Ernst Wahliss
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Hand-painted Amphora Art Nouveau vase with four sided winter snow scenes. Red tern Vienna mark with stylized Art Nouveau flowers, snow on trees are slip decorated and raised. Excelle...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Antique Vase in Mouth-Blown Opal Art Glass with Hand-Painted Flowers and Foliage
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Antique vase in mouth-blown opal art glass with hand-painted flowers and foliage on a blue background, circa 1900. Measures: 32 x 16.5 cm. In very good condition. Small chip.
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Art Nouveau Vases

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Opaline Glass

Early Art Nouveau Gilt Porcelain Pair Vase
Located in Hudson, NY
Early Art Nouveau royal bone porcelain decorative Amphora style vase with scrolls gilt handles and exterior painted floral design details . Each vase is in great condition . Minor we...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Vases

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Gold

Royal Doulton Art Nouveau Vase Decorated by E. Violet Hayward
By Royal Doulton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An early 20th century art pottery vase from Royal Doulton of England, date marked for the period between 1901 and 1922. The vessel was hand-decorated in the Art Nouveau style by E. V...
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery, Stoneware, Ceramic

Royal Copenhagen Unique Art Nouveau Vase by Marianne Host, 1896
By Royal Copenhagen, Marianne Hoest
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen unique Art Nouveau Vase by Marianne Host from 1896. Measures 42cm high and 11cm diameter at the top rim and is in perfect condition.
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Antique 1890s Danish Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Majolica Vase by Gerbing & Stephan, Bohemia circa 1910
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Remarkable rare Art Nouveau Majolica vase by Gerbing & Stephan from the early period in Bohemia around 1910. The beautiful shaped grey blue colored body with unusual handles is adorn...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Majolica

Royal Dux Large Pair of Bohemian Art Nouveau Fruiting Berry Art Pottery Vases
By Royal Dux Bohemia
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A fine pair of Bohemian Art Nouveau twin handled art pottery vases applied with fruiting berries on leafy stems by Royal Dux and dating from circa 1900. This tall and stylish pair of...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

Art Nouveau Majolica Vase by Julius Dressler, Bohemia, circa 1900
By Julius Dressler
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
From the very early Art Nouveau period in Bohemia, around 1900 comes this lovely Majolica Vase artfully made in the famous workshops of Julius Dressler. The lovely shaped body is ado...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Majolica

Doulton Lambeth Art Nouveau Stylized Foliage Pottery Vase by Francis Pope
By Doulton Lambeth
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish Doulton Lambeth art nouveau art pottery gourd shaped vase with stylized foliage in the Persian taste by Francis Pope and dating from around 1904. The vase is of rounded sha...
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Antique Early 1900s English Art Nouveau Vases

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Stoneware

Antique Japanese Porcelain Hand Painted Bird Motif Vase
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique Art Nouveau Japanese hand painted moriage, 22-karat gold detail two-handle vase. Features a pastel body with raised brown tree and gold raised bead detail. Signed on the unde...
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20th Century Japanese Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Frilly Glass Vase with Enamel Paintings, Austria, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Out of the ordinary early 20th century glass vase with enamel paintings coming from Austria, circa 1900. The beautiful designed mouthblown white body with dark orange base is adorned...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Enamel

French Art Nouveau Majolica Vase with Thistles and Lizards, circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
This beautifully designed and highly decorative Art Nouveau ceramic vase is outstanding by all measures. It is very impressive and fabulously rendered in a most unusual technique, co...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Majolica

Art Nouveau Rörstrand Pair of Porcelain Vases, Sweden, 19th Century
By Rörstrand
Located in Bochum, NRW
Beautiful and hard to find pair of tall Swedish Rörstrand blue white earthenware vases decorated with alternating medallions of bucolic scenes and floral arrangements on a blue leaf ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Pair of Art Nouveau Glass Vases, France, circa 1920
Located in Barntrup, DE
A pair of Art Nouveau period large glass vases with hand painted flowers and ornaments. Dimensions: diameter: 11 cm / 4.33 in on top and 8.5 cm / 3.34 in on bottom; height: 37.5 cm ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases

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Glass

Royal Doulton and Slater Hand Painted Pair of Stoneware Vases
By Royal Doulton
Located in Guaynabo, PR
These are a pair of Doulton and Slater hand painted stoneware Amphora shaped vases. Their background is a combination of brown, green and, beige colors. They are adorned with a group...
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Vases

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Stoneware

Monumental 19th Century Choisy-le-Roi Art Nouveau Vase, Artist Signed
By Choisy-le-Roi
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This is an extraordinary French monumental porcelain vase which is the embodiment of Art Nouveau decoration. Hand-painted polychrome enamels depicting a semi-nude female figure in a ...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

French Art Nouveau Pair of Large Terracotta Vases Signed F. Citti, 1900-1910
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A stunning French Art Nouveau pair of large vases with female figures of the era, signed by the Parisian Sculptor F. Citti, Paris 1900-1910. Measures: Height 19 in (48 cm) Width...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Terracotta

Art Nouveau Ice Glass Vase Attributed to Emanuel J. Mergold, Austria, circa 1915
By Emanuel Josef Margold
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Lovely Art Nouveau ice glass vase attributed to E. J. Mergold out of Austria around 1915. A small bulby ice glass body is adorned by beautiful enamel paintings showing a colorful flo...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases

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Enamel

Art Nouveau Majolica Amphora Vase by Wilhelm Schiller & Son, Bohemia, circa 1900
By Wilhelm Schiller & Son
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Large colorful Art Nouveau Majolica Amphora vase by Wilhelm Schiller & Son from circa 1900 in Bohemia. Coming in absolute perfect condition, this piece of Majolica art shows lovely d...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Vases

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Majolica

Alf Wallander for Rörstrand of Sweden Blue and White Art Nouveau Vase
By Rörstrand, Alf Wallander
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An early 20th century Art Nouveau vase designed by Alf Wallander for the Rörstrand Factory of Sweden, circa 1904. The two handle porcelain vase features a Jugendstil decor scheme of ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic, Porcelain

French Art Nouveau Pair of Large Terracotta Vases Signed F. Citti, 1900-1910
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A stunning French Art Nouveau pair of large vases with female figures of the era, signed by the Parisian Sculptor F. Citti, Paris, 1900-1910 Measures: Height 19 in (48 cm) Width 7.2...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Terracotta

Alf Wallander for Rörstrand, Vase with Four Handles in Hand Painted Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Alf Wallander for Rörstrand. Vase with four handles in hand painted glazed ceramics. Early 20th century. Measures: 18.5 x 13 cm. Stamped. In excellent condition.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Ipsen's, Denmark, Vase with Seagulls in Hand Painted Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ipsen's, Denmark. Vase with seagulls in hand painted glazed ceramics. Model number 476. 1930's. Measures: 18.5 x 13.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Pair of Art Nouveau Majolica Vases by J. Bernard De Bruyne, France, circa 1910
By Bernard De Bruyne
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Gorgeous pair of Art Nouveau Majolica Vases by J. Bernard De Bruyne Lille, made in France around 1910. Both vases impress with an fantastic shaped body with wonderful wide curved han...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Majolica

An Unique French Sevres Style Hand Painted Porcelain Lidded Vase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An Unique French Sevres Style Hand Painted Porcelain Lidded Vase Circa 1890 Origin: France Height: 30″ Width: 11″ Depth: 11" Style: Louis XV Maker: Sevres Style ...
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Antique 19th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Early 20th Century Royal Doulton Art Nouveau Vase Decorated by E. Violet Hayward
By Royal Doulton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An early 20th century art pottery vase from Royal Doulton of England, date marked for the period between 1901-1922. The vessel was hand-decorated by E. Violet Hayward and Christine A...
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

English Wardle and Co 'Stuart' Vase Depicting an Art Nouveau Maiden
By James Wardle and Company
Located in London, GB
An English Wardle and Co 'Stuart' Vase depicting an Art Nouveau Maiden.    
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Antique Early 1900s English Arts and Crafts Vases

Materials

Pottery

Art Nouveau Majolica Cachepot Hand-Painted, France, circa 1910
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Colorful Art Nouveau Majolica cachepot from the early period in France around 1910. The lovely floral design with three big blossoms in light blue and yellow harmonizes perfectly wit...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

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Art Nouveau Hand Painted Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the art nouveau hand painted vase you’re looking for. An art nouveau hand painted vase — often made from ceramic, porcelain and earthenware — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the art nouveau hand painted vase you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. An art nouveau hand painted vase, designed in the Art Nouveau, Art Deco or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one art nouveau hand painted vase that is appealing in its simplicity, but Royal Copenhagen, Bing & Grøndahl and Wilhelm Schiller & Son produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Art Nouveau Hand Painted Vase?

Prices for an art nouveau hand painted vase can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $37 and can go as high as $78,000, while the average can fetch as much as $702.

A Close Look at Art Nouveau Furniture

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.