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Art Nouveau

The art nouveau movement was another all-encompassing design precept which influenced painting, ,sculpture, jewellery, architecture, interior design, clothing and manufacturing and which mushroomed in the latter part of the 19th century. It was, essentially, an expression of artistic freedom from convention following decades during which more formal schools of thought had set the boundaries – broad constraints under the aegis of academic art which drew on classical and historical sources for inspiration and trumpeted the human condition in all its forms, facets and foibles.
 
Art Nouveau – although more than willing to take on board new and innovative creative processes – followed naturalistic muses;  non-geometric free-flowing shapes and the form and movement of flora and fauna. In Italian it is known as both “stile liberty” and “stile floreal” which perhaps better encapsulate it’s unregimented and organic persuasion.
 
Art Nouveau glass would often feature opalescent finishes and gradual, sometimes iridescent, shifting gradations in tone to evoke the subtleties of natural texture and colouration – there were few hard edges, regularly facetted, cut or ground surfaces or highly coloured elements involved.


As it was a relatively short-lived movement – barely some thirty years from 1880 onwards – there are few, if any, manufacturers whose output solely consisted of Art Nouveau material. Lalique, Loetz, Tiffany, Daum and Richardson all explored the movement’s opportunities for expression, but you will note that their names all feature in other categories, illustrating their willingness to follow the latest fashions and try to keep their work absolutely “a la mode” and at the forefront of popular culture – never feeling obliged to stay loyal to one particular  movement or another.
 
Given the proximity of the two timelines, it is no surprise that Art Nouveau and Art Deco production shared common techniques; Loetz’s Cretan Rusticana material and uranium glass ranges were echoed by Davidson’s opalescent jade work a decade or so later, and the iridescent vases, bowls and tumblers of Poschinger and Kralik’s German and Bohemian manufactories used techniques which would still be current when the Art Deco movement came to hold sway. Kralik was probably one of the foremost artists to work with what were unambiguously floral forms, using applied decorations to augment basically simple vessels and on which to model moulded and drawn vases, while the likes of Rindskopf and Palme-Koenig tended to suggest organic growth by festooning again fairly uncomplicated vases and bowls with vinous tendrils, serpentine coils and interwoven lattices made up of stems and stalks – a more abstract approach, but still within Art Nouveau’s naturalistic spirit.
 
Kralik’s other main signature pieces were those made from opalescent glass which was intended to replicate mother of pearl, an obvious allusion to a natural material and perhaps - given it’s recurring use in the creation of many vases and vessels with smoothly curved profiles, rippled surfaces and undulating lips and rims – such pieces constitute the epitome of Art Nouveau glassware.

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An Enamelled Satin Glass Red Flower Vase c1920

An Enamelled Satin Glass Red Flower Vase c1920

A beautiful French satin glass vase with enamelled flower and leaves from c1920. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£120.00

Stuart Bi-Colour Peacock Vase for Liberty c1910

Stuart Bi-Colour Peacock Vase for Liberty c1910

A beautiful Stuart bi-colour peacock vase made for Liberty in c1910. For more art glass, including Art Deco and Art Nouveau vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£395.00

Pair of Riedel Lithyalin Cameo Glass Mirror Vases c1895

Pair of Riedel Lithyalin Cameo Glass Mirror Vases c1895

A very fine pair of Riedel lithyalin cameo mirror vases from c1895 in excellent condition. For more Czech / Bohemian art glass, and a wide range of Art Deco and Art Nouveau vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£875.00

Fritz Heckert Gilded and Enamelled Art Nouveau Wine Glass c1900

Fritz Heckert Gilded and Enamelled Art Nouveau Wine Glass c1900

A stunning Fritz Heckert enamelled Art Nouveau wine glass from c1900 in excellent condition. For more Art Nouveau glass as well as a wide range of other antique wine glasses please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£210.00

Fritz Heckert Gilded and Enamelled Art Nouveau Wine Glass c1900

Fritz Heckert Gilded and Enamelled Art Nouveau Wine Glass c1900

A beautiful Fritz Heckert gilded and enamelled Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) wine glass from c1900 in excellent condition. For more Art Nouveau glass and a wide range of other antique wine glasses please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£210.00

French Art Nouveau Enamelled Silver Claret Jug c1900

French Art Nouveau Enamelled Silver Claret Jug c1900

A very fine Art Nouveau claret jug from c1910 in good condition. For more antique glassware and silverware including Georgian, Victorian, and 20th century drinking and table glass please visit ScottishAntiques.com

£350.00

Thomas Webb Art Nouveau Filamentosa Vase c1880

Thomas Webb Art Nouveau Filamentosa Vase c1880

A very fine Thomas Webb Filamentosa vase in the Art Nouveau style. For more Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Secessionist art glass as well as a wide range of antique glassware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£210.00

WMF Secessionist Crystal-Lined Polished Pewter Biscuit Box 1906

WMF Secessionist Crystal-Lined Polished Pewter Biscuit Box 1906

A very fine WMF secessionist pewter and glass biscuit box from c1906 in excellent condition. For more 20th century glass including Lalique, Loetz, and Galle as well as a wide range of antique glassware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£625.00

Legras "Lamartine" Anemone Enamelled Vase c1900

Legras "Lamartine" Anemone Enamelled Vase c1900

A Legras "Lamartine" vase enamelled with anemone decoration c1900 in excellent condition

£220.00

An Art Nouveau Decanter with Silver Neck Ring Hallmarked 1903

An Art Nouveau Decanter with Silver Neck Ring Hallmarked 1903

A very fine Art Nouveau decanter with a silver neck ring from 1903 in excellent condition. Available from scottishantiques.com

£375.00

WMF Art Nouveau Claret Jug c1907

WMF Art Nouveau Claret Jug c1907

A WMF claret jug with Art Nouveau decoration and a silver plated stopper from c1907 in excellent condition. For more silver wine antiques as well as a wide range of other antique silverware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£450.00

Pair Harrach Art Nouveau Bottle Vases c1905

Pair Harrach Art Nouveau Bottle Vases c1905

Pair of Art Nouveau bottle vases, possibly Harrach or Moser, from c1905 in excellent condtion.

£70.00

Very Tall Enamelled Daum Vase Signed Leune c1925

Very Tall Enamelled Daum Vase Signed Leune c1925

An enormous enamelled Daum vase signed by the decorating shop Leune in excellent condition

£395.00

Stuart & Sons Trailed Rose Bowl c1910

Stuart & Sons Trailed Rose Bowl c1910

A beautiful Stuart & Sons trailed c1910

£275.00

Art Nouveau WMF Liqueur Set c1915

Art Nouveau WMF Liqueur Set c1915

A silver plate WMF Liqueur set with four glasses in excellent condition

£450.00

Theresienthal Enamelled Wine Glass c 1905

Theresienthal Enamelled Wine Glass c 1905

Turn of the century Theresienthal polychrome enamelled wine glass in excellent condition

£185.00

A Stuart & Sons Bi-Colour Peacock Vase for Liberty & Co c1910

A Stuart & Sons Bi-Colour Peacock Vase for Liberty & Co c1910

A Stuart & Sons bi-colour peacock vase for Liberty & Co c1910. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£145.00

Kralik Art Nouveau Shell  Vase c1900

Kralik Art Nouveau Shell Vase c1900

Kralik shell vase frosted glass with green decoration . Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£175.00

A Steuben Aurene Three Finger Stump Rustic  Vase c1910

A Steuben Aurene Three Finger Stump Rustic Vase c1910

A stunning art nouveau Steuben Aurene three finger Stump Rustic vase made in New York c1910

£650.00

A Large Cenedese Enamelled Charger c1975 With Original Label

A Large Cenedese Enamelled Charger c1975 With Original Label

A stunning large Cenedese enamelled red glass charger from c1975 with original label. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£250.00

A Wrought Iron Mounted Glass Bowl Centrepiece By Andre Delatte c1925

A Wrought Iron Mounted Glass Bowl Centrepiece By Andre Delatte c1925

The small manufactory of Andrew Delatte was a thorn in the side ofthe local majors such as Daum and Galle. They were sued for plaigiarism and copyright infringements. The influence of the designs of Louis Majorelle for Daum is very evident in this item

£450.00

German Miniature Dolls House Decanter Set And Glasses 1/6th Scale c1925

German Miniature Dolls House Decanter Set And Glasses 1/6th Scale c1925

There was a whole industry in germany from the mid 18th century to the 1930s which specialised in items for dolls houses. Everything in miniature. I doubt that this set was ever played with, it does not have a scratch !

£90.00

A Legras Vase Enamelled with Poppies c1910

A Legras Vase Enamelled with Poppies c1910

A beautifully decorated vase by Legras. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£925.00

Rare Hermann Pautsch Decorated Mulhaus Glass Decanter Set c 1920

Rare Hermann Pautsch Decorated Mulhaus Glass Decanter Set c 1920

A rare decanter set by Hermann Pautsch for Haida Glass. Stunning enameling on the decanter and glasses. From the 1920's.

£460.00

Rare VDA Mark Rene Lalique Chicoree Bowl Designed 1921

Rare VDA Mark Rene Lalique Chicoree Bowl Designed 1921

A rare R Lalique Chicoree Bowl signed VDA FRANCE and R Lalique. Eric Knowles comments : the first wares produced in the early 1920's were relief moulded with the relatively small VDA monogram. I remember only too well that for many years collectors and de

£525.00

Signed Arsall Cameo Glass Vase c1930

Signed Arsall Cameo Glass Vase c1930

an arsall cameo glass vase made by Vereinigten Lausitzer Glaswerke (VLG), Germany

£1,175.00

Theresienthal Enamelled Wine Glass c 1905

Theresienthal Enamelled Wine Glass c 1905

A Theresienthal enamelled wine glass from c1900. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£185.00

A Set of Three Graduated John Walsh Walsh Cut Crystal Table Posy Bowls - c1925

A Set of Three Graduated John Walsh Walsh Cut Crystal Table Posy Bowls - c1925

A set of three graduated John Walsh Walsh cut crystal table posy bowls from c1920. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£175.00

An Iridised Kralik Solifleur Vase c1910

An Iridised Kralik Solifleur Vase c1910

An iridised Wilhelm Kralik Sohn Solifleur vase from c1910. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£480.00

Julius Muhlhaus & Co Haida Secessionist Vases c1905

Julius Muhlhaus & Co Haida Secessionist Vases c1905

A magnificent pair of Julius Muhlhaus & Co Haida 1910-1910 Secessionist lidded vases. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£975.00

A Tall Art Nouveau Harrach Enamel and Gilded Glass Vase c1905

A Tall Art Nouveau Harrach Enamel and Gilded Glass Vase c1905

A Tall Art Nouveau Harrach Enamel and Gilded Glass Vase from 1905. Available at Scottish Antiques online store

£165.00

Six James Powell - Whitefriars Wine Glasses c1910

Six James Powell - Whitefriars Wine Glasses c1910

An iconic design by Philip Speakman or Thomas Jackson. The same style may be observed in the home of William Morris, arts and crafts masterpiece the Redhouse

£225.00

Stuart Claret Jug Peacock Trails c1905

Stuart Claret Jug Peacock Trails c1905

The peacock trail design is predominantly associated with Stuart Crystal. Functional and beautiful, see more at the Scottish online antique store.

£95.00

Meyr's Neffe Enameled Hock Wine Glass c1900

Meyr's Neffe Enameled Hock Wine Glass c1900

If you have ever wondered who was Johann Meyr's nephew then look no further than Wilhelm Kralik. This is one of the prettiest "Jugenstil" hock wine glasses.

£360.00

Art Nouveau Theresienthal Enamelled Hock Wine Glass c1900

Art Nouveau Theresienthal Enamelled Hock Wine Glass c1900

A magnificant selection of Art Nouveau hock wine glasses from our online antique store

£205.00

Theresienthal Enamelled Hock Wine Glass c1905

Theresienthal Enamelled Hock Wine Glass c1905

A Theresienthal enamelled hock wine glass from the early 20th century in excellent condition

£155.00

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