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Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

Art Nouveau furniture designers did not intend to revive past styles but rather to create something innovative that reflected the climate of the time. The style originated in France and Britain in the early 1880s before taking shape as a vastly popular movement in the United States and elsewhere in the years that followed. In furniture, jewelry-making and graphic design, Art Nouveau (“New Art”) designers embraced the inherent beauty of the natural world, freeing themselves from the stiff and stuffy confines of Victorian-era decorative arts.

Fittingly, Art Nouveau furniture makers — such as architects Victor Horta and Antoni Gaudí — were fluent in multiple media, freely producing handcrafted walnut tables as frequently as they worked in metal. Industrial materials, such as iron and glass, were utilized in concert with new methods of bending and shaping wood. Art Nouveau furniture mixed curved and geometric contour lines and is rich in details and adornments.

There are ways to tastefully integrate a touch of Art Nouveau into even the most modern interior — browse the ever-expanding selection of original antique Art Nouveau style furniture at 1stDibs, which includes decorative objects, seating, tables, garden elements and more.

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Franz Iffland Bronze Sculpture of a Cupid Boy Ice Skater, ca 1900
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Bronze depicting a young boy (cupid) ice skating, by Franz Iffland (Berlin 1862-1935). A boy in fur-trimmed cape, holds a cupid-like feathered arrow with bow. Iffland was a member of...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Patinated Bronze Figure of a Winged Nymph by Gustav Heinrich Eberlein circa 1900
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A patinated bronze figure of a winged Nymph interlocking her hands in a virtuous pose. Set over variegated marble plinth. Signed G.H. Eberlein to cast. Artist: Gustav Heinrich Eb...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Important Cracked Porcelain by NH. Nicot
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Important Cracked Porcelain by NH. Nicot, early 20th century, 1920 - 1930. H: 37 cm, W: 47 cm, D: 24 cm
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1920s European Vintage Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

'Sapho' a Large Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture by Emmanuel Villanis, circa 1890
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
Sapho A large Art Nouveau sculpture by Emmanuel Villanis of Sapho playing her lyre, with her loose fitted garment falling at her feet. Labelled 'Sapho' and signed 'E'Villanis' to bro...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Art Nouveau Period Statue of Cupid by Auguste Moreau
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Art Nouveau period statue of cupid by Auguste Moreau entitled "L'Amour au Papillon" depicts Cupid enamored with a butterfly that has landed on his outstretched arm. Cupi...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Spelter

Antique French Art Nouveau Silvered Bronze Charger
Located in Houston, TX
Well detailed large period French Art Nouveau silvered bronze tray, bowl or sculpture with a nude maiden, signed Very, circa 1900 (can be hung or used as a serving piece.)
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Art Nouveau Sculpture of August Moreau Bronze Newel Post Lamp
Located in Budapest, HU
Large Art nouveau sculpture of August Moreau Bronze Newel Post Lamp in great condition. With brass accessories this Zinc cast, or ZAMAK is signed on the base as shown on photo. Elect...
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1890s Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Brass, Zinc

Bronze Inkwell with a Goddess in the Antique Style
Located in Paris, FR
Rocaille inkwell representing a goddess in the Antique style in bronze with brown patina, resting on a gilt bronze base decorated with rocaille and foliage scrolls, with two cups. Th...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze, Bronze

Bronze sculpture "the blacksmith" by Franz Iffland, Germany 19th Century
Located in Hamburg, DE
Bronze sculpture of a young blacksmith by sculptor Franz Iffland. The large figurative sculpture depicts a working blacksmith. In one hand he holds a hammer, in the other a large gea...
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1880s German Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Joseph D’Aste “Fete Au Village”
Located in Belmont, MA
Joseph d’Aste (1881-1945), Italian born sculptor who lived and worked in France. “Fete au village” (village celebration), gilt bronze on a marble base. Signed. The bronze sculpture w...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Aurore, Bronze by Henri Louis Levasseur
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Aurore, bronze by Henri Louis Levasseur (1853 - 1934), from the 1890s. Measures: H: 59 cm, W: 20 cm, D: 16 cm.
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1890s European Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Friedrich Goldscheider '1845-1897', Bust of Moor, Polychrome Terracotta, 1890
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Friedrich Goldscheider (1845 - 1897). Bust of Moor. Polychrome terracotta. Marked reserved and numbered reproduction. circa 1890.  
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Late 19th Century Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Art Nouveau Terracotta Sculpture or Vide-Poche from Austria, circa 1910s
Located in Austin, TX
An Art Nouveau painted terracotta figurine displaying a maiden lounging on a water lily pad, circa 1910. Possibly a water nymph, she reclines languidly at the edge of the lily pad wi...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Set of Perfume Lamps/Air Purifier/Stampt Gerold & Co. Tettau Bavaria circa 1930s
Located in Verviers, BE
Rare and gorgeous Pagode pair of perfume lamps Gerold & Co. Tettau Bavaria In excellent condition and in full working order having recently been re-wired Germany, 1930s, excelle...
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1930s German Vintage Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Ceramic, Ceramic

Sculpture "Appel Au Passeur" by J. Le Guluche Editor, "A. Hanne" Signed
Located in Verviers, BE
Sculpture "Appel au Passeur" by J. Le Guluche editor, "A. Hanne" signed Le Guluche, 1849-1915 Appel au Passeur Editor A.Hanne no 395 Joseph Le Guluche, (1849-1915) Appel au Passeur...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta, Terracotta

Huge Antique Austrian Imperial Amphora Pottery Figural Group Art Nouveau 1910
By Amphora Austria Manufactory
Located in Portland, OR
A monumental Austrian "Imperial Amphora" Turn Teplitz pottery figural group, circa 1910. The group is modelled in the Art Nouveau manne, depicting a pair of maidens in bronze glazed...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Pottery

Antique Art Nouveau Gilt Plaster Portrait Bust Sculpture of Woman, Circa 1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Art Nouveau sculpture offers gilt plaster depicting portrait bust of a woman on plinth, unsigned, c1910 Measures: 23.5" H x 11" W x 10.75" D.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Plaster

Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture Nude with Grapes by Maurice Bouval, France, 1900
Located in Antwerp, BE
Les raisins, Beautiful tall Art Nouveau bronze sculpture of a standing nude holding raisins. Signed Maurice Bouval with foundry mark Colin Paris. Literature: “Dynamic Beauty” Mack...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Art Nouveau Bronze by Auguste Ledru Exhibited at the 1900 Universal Exhibi
Located in charmes, FR
"galliéra shell" bronze proof with gilded patina, signed by auguste ledru and susse freres this model exists in several sizes and this one is the largest (rare) in very good conditio...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century French Art Nouveau Period Mantel Clock by Moreau
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Art Nouveau Period Mantel Clock by Moreau is a masterpiece of the style, rendered by one of France's most famous family of sculptors! Although Louis Auguste Morea...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Spelter

Pair 19th Century French Art Nouveau Period Cassolettes by Moreau
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th century French Art Nouveau Period Cassolettes by Moreau is a masterpiece of the style, rendered by one of France's most famous family of sculptors! Although Louis Auguste M...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Spelter

Antique French Art Nouveau Silvered Bronze Sculpture or Charger
Located in Houston, TX
A beautiful well detailed large period French Art Nouveau silvered bronze tray, bowl or sculpture with a nude maiden, signed Very, circa 1900. This gorgeous charger can be displayed ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Franz Xavier Bergmann Austrian Cold-Painted Bronze Coffee Vendor Inkwell
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning Austrian cold-painted bronze inkwell figure of a coffee vendor at his stall by Franz Xavier Bergmann (1861-1936) and dating from around 1900. The bronze comprises of an op...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Emmanuel Villanis 'French 1858-1914' "The Hostage" Bronze of Bound Woman
Located in San Francisco, CA
A dramatic bronze model of a woman chained to a stake entitled "L'Otage" (the hostage) by the well-known French sculptor Emmanuel Villanis. This casting was probably done in the firs...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Carved Alabaster Lady Seated in a Bronze Chair, Artist Signed, Italian, ca. 1900
Located in Petaluma, CA
This most impressive example of what an artist can do with 2 mediums, is all here. The young lady is delicately hand carved in alabaster and showing off the artist's ability to creat...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Onyx, Alabaster, Bronze

Ceramic and Glass Table Lamp Sculpture, France, circa 1900
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Ceramic and glass table lamp sculpture. France, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Glass

Original Female Nude on a Shell with Putti, Art Nouveau 1890,s Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fantastic subject of a nude young Female sitting on a seashell with a shell in her hand . And with a Putti climbing up to her. Great details in the casting and with a reddish patin...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Spelter

A rare monumental ( 82 cm) , Bronze Bust by Eugene-Antoine Aizelin,
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
A monumental ( 82 cm) French gilt bronze bust of a pretty woman by Eugene-Antoine Aizelin (French, 1821-1902) Eugene entered the École des beaux-arts on April 3, 1844, where he was...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Jeune Fille Et Oiseau, Large ( 85 cm) French Bronze Sculpture, Mathurin Moreau
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
Jeune fille et oiseau, A monumental Art nouveau bronze figural sculpture on a rotating foot, by Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau French, 1822-1912 Mathurin Moreau (18 November 1822 – 1...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

The Dream, A Large Lovely Bronze Sculpture by Hippolyte Moreau ( 82 cm)
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
"Le Rêve" The dream, A large French Art nouveau bronze figural sculpture by Hippolyte Francois Moreau (1832- 1927), on a rotating foot. Hippolyte Francois Moreau was a French scu...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Presentation or Champagne Cup and Cover
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A magnificent, fine and impressive, large antique Edwardian English sterling silver presentation or champagne cup and cover made in the Art Nouveau style; an addition to our presenta...
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Early 1900s English Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Silver

Important Bronze, Art Nouveau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Important bronze, Art Nouveau, late 19th century. Measures: H: 86 cm, W: 30 cm, D: 26 cm.
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Late 19th Century European Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

After J Becox Statue of a Young Blacksmith, French Spelter
Located in Verviers, BE
About Statue made After J Becox worked from to French, (1834-1917), Made of spelter and the base of wood. Sculpture of a blacksmith shaping metal with a hammer and anvil, Good condit...
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1930s French Vintage Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Spelter

Woodland Nymph by Vittorio Caradossi
By Vittorio Caradossi
Located in New Orleans, LA
A beautiful woodland nymph playfully covers her nude form in this white marble sculpture by the Florentine artist Vittorio Caradossi. The nymph emerges from the forest decorated in b...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Bronze Sculpture, "Woman carrying water", Carl Milles, Sweden, Herman Bergman
Located in Stockholm, SE
A beautiful sculpture in bronze "Woman carrying water" made by Carl Milles. Signed Carl Milles. Foundry mark H. Bergman fund. Conceived in 1904. Bronze, dark patina. Height 10 cm (4"...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Vienna Art Ceramics Art Nouveau Seasonal Figure 'Winter' by Johanna Meier-Michel
Located in Vienna, AT
Pedestal-less crinoline figure with floor-length, three-colored, longitudinally striped skirt, over it a coat decorated with an elaborate floral pattern and trimmed with ermine, warm...
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1910s Austrian Vintage Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Porcellain Vase with Neptun Sculpture, ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A nice antique porcellaine vase in typical Art Nouveau style. With a protruding Neptun sculpture on the body. With blue and brown glaces. Manufactured by Schierholz & Son, Plaue, Ger...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Early Racing Car Sculpture Desk Piece / Inkwell, ca. 1905-1915 Automobilia
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Inkwell of an Automobile and Driver, ca. 1905-1915 Automobilia Silvered Pewter racing car inkwell and pentray Early race car inkwell sculpture of a Vanderbilt cup race era. Racing...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Pewter

Bronze Sculpture Motive Fisherman
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bronze sculpture motive Fisherman Origin Italy 20th century circa 1900 partina brown unsigned- natural wear lost wax technique.
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Rosenthal Porcelain Figurine of Storming Bacchantes by A. Cassmann
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An Art Nouveau figurine by Rosenthal. Entitled "Stürmende Bacchantes" which translates to "Storming Bacchantes". Depicting three half clothed figures stepping towards (or from)...
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1910s German Vintage Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Schafer & Vater Porcelain Painted Sailor Figure Titled We Dont Want to Fight
By Schafer & Vater
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A scarce German porcelain figure of a sailor titled 'We dont want to fight' made by Schafer & Vater and dating from around 1900. This finely made novelty figure portrays a bare foote...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

19th Century Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture of a Female Hen by A. Grevin & F. Beer
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
19th century Art Nouveau silvered bronze sculpture of female hen by A. Grevin & F. Beer. Women Dressed as a Hen, she has a basket of eggs. On circular base incised " A. Grevin et Be...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Art Nouveau Pewter Figural Centerpiece by Maignan
Located in Bronx, NY
This wonderful French late 19th century Art Nouveau centerpiece features three sensuous maidens/muses dancing in a tight circle. The period pewter center is beautifully sculpted with...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Pewter

"Etoile de Matin" French Figural Bronze by Etienne Gaudez, 1845-1902
Located in Montreal, QC
This is a period casting of a young woman, in windswept gown and with arm uplifted while standing on a celestial globe cast with the zodiac. In the Art Nouveau taste, she is allegori...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Gilt-Bronze Figural Vase Signed Lerche, France, 1900´s
By Hans Stoltenberg-Lerche
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Beautiful Art Nouveau vase in Gilt bronze depicting the famous dancer Loïe Fuller. The vase is signed by the artist Hans Stoltenberg Lerche (1867-1920) and has the Louchet founders' ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century French Bronze Lady Washing Her Hair
By E. Peynot
Located in Bronx, NY
This stunning vintage late 19th century patinated bronze sculpture of a woman was created by Emile Peynot. The full figured “earthy” European woman in a loose fitting robe is positio...
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1890s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Bronze 'Papillon', Nude Maiden w/ Wings, Signed & Dated, Renaud 1901
By Francis Renaud
Located in Petaluma, CA
This lovely maiden is also a butterfly, if that isn't art nouveau, I need an aspirin. She is lovely and the wings just add to her beauty. Certainly for the art nouveau lover, or anyo...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Fine Art Italian Gilt Bronze Cornucopia Vase Sea Serpent Decoration 20th Century
Located in Miami, FL
Art Nouveau Italian cornucopia vase in gilt bronze from the late 20th century. The neck is surrounded with a Sea Serpent and is mounted firmly on a square base. The Cornucopia Vas...
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1940s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

'Echo' Large Biscuit-Porcelain Figurine by Max Hermann Fritz, Germany, 1934-1945
By Max Hermann Fritz, Rosenthal
Located in Vienna, AT
The young, naked beauty stands upright, turning to the side and looking into the distance, raising her hands to her head to take in the echo. The figure is based on a flat, round me...
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Mid-20th Century German Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Abduction of Europa by Hermann Haase-Ilsenburg
By Hermann Haase-Ilsenburg
Located in New Orleans, LA
A poignant work of extraordinary artistry, this bronze figure captures the mythical tale of Europa, the beautiful Phoenician princess who was kidnapped by the king of the Olympian go...
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20th Century German Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Mountain Lion with Tiffany & Co. Clock
By Giacomo Merculiano
Located in Bronx, NY
This vintage majestic bronze animal sculpture & clock date from early 1900’s. The sculpture was created & signed by the artist, MERCULIANO. The stunning patinated dark green bronze s...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Art Nouveau Sculpture of a Young Woman
Located in Rochester, NY
Bronze Art Nouveau sculpture of a young woman with flowing hair. Mounted on rouge marble base. Circa 1900. Measure: 4 3/4" high.  
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Metal, Bronze

Carved Alabaster & Bronze Art Nouveau Figural Sculpture
Located in Bronx, NY
This vintage patinated bronze & hand carved alabaster figural sculpture dates from the early 20th century. The sculpture depicts a shapely semi nude young woman in a draped skirt des...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Alabaster, Marble, Bronze

Antique Bronze French Vide-Poche 'Tray' w/ Lovely Maiden, ca. 1900
Located in Petaluma, CA
Art Nouveau is known for it's lovely women, back to nature themes and sinewy lines. This tray certainly has those characteristics. These trays, also known as vide- poche can be used ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze & Alabaster Nude Sculpture by Suleur
Located in Bronx, NY
This vintage early 1900’s Continental bronze & alabaster sculpture was designed & signed by the artist, Suteur. A stunning hand carved alabaster nude dancer, with arms extended, stan...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Alabaster

Alfred Boucher Silvered Bronze, French, circa 1890
Located in Belgium, BE
A silvered bronze by Alfred Boucher (1850-1934) depicts an athlete in a dynamic pose, thrusting forward with his arms outstretched to reach the finish line. Signed "A.Boucher" on th...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture Oriental Dancer Jean Garnier, France, 1900
By Garnier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Art Nouveau bronze sculpture of an Oriental dancer. By the sculptor Jean Garnier, born in France in 1853. With Founders signature of C. Villain. The sculpture has a gilt patina ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture of a Knight in Armor, Lucas Madrassi
Located in Antwerp, BE
Impressive bronze Art Nouveau sculpture of a knight in armor with cloak by Lucas Madrassi, France, ca. 1900. The sculpture has a beautiful patina in silver and gold. Literature:...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze