Z is for Zoo (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)


by Lillian Csernica on April 30, 2017

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And so we come to the final letter in the A to Z Challenge. I have chosen Zoo in order to present some of the gorgeous but less commonly seen creatures that have inspired works of Art Nouveau craftsmanship.

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Jugendstil Eagle Pendant

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Cat Purse Pendant. Silver plique-a-jour enamel. Meyer and Meyle, circa 1900.

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A silver, pearl, and plique-à-jour enamel pendant modeled as a duck in flight, by Meyle & Mayer, circa 1900.

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Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Frog Brooch.

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Art Nouveau Cat Comb

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Art Nouveau Horse Pendant. Vintage Brass.

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Les Trois Crabes – An important Art Nouveau brooch, by Georges Fouquet. Composed of gold, plique-à-jour enamel, diamonds and pearl. Signed GF twice on brooch frame and pin. French, circa 1900.

Creatures of mythology also figure prominently in art nouveau motifs.

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18k Art Nouveau Dragon Pendant.

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“Gargoyle” pendant/brooch. Gold, enamel, baroque pearl. Rene Lalique, 1989.

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French carved gold and diamond gryphon brooch.

Thank you so much for joining me on this adventure into the world of Art Nouveau. I’m very grateful for your likes, comments, and follows.

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3 responses to “Z is for Zoo (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)

  1. Lilian, you’re closing this challenge with fireworks. This is all beautiful!
    I really really enjoyed your challenge. Thanks so much for shring all these beautiful things with us.
    And congratulation for completing it 🙂

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – 1940s Film Noir

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  2. Wow…I was going to say I want the crabs, but then it didn’t sound quite right. Who wants crabs? Then again…I do. I really do.

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