by Lillian Csernica on April 29, 2017
Of all the pieces of art nouveau treasure I have seen in the course of this Challenge, these are the ones that I truly yearn to possess!
Gold, sapphire, and plique-a-jour enamel pendant. Marcus & Co.
Enamel brooch set with diamonds, circa 1905.
Plique-a-jour diamond, gold and platinum pendant.
Jugendstil brooch. Silver, moonstone, and glass. German maker’s mark, probably Pforzheim.
Of celestial design, the half moon-shaped black opal surmounted by a star motif accented with circular-cut diamond suspending an oval black opal surmounted by similarly set stars further suspending three lines of diamonds each terminating in an opal, completed by a trace link chain, brooch detachable, the opals together weighing approximately 14.50 carats, mounted in 15ct gold.
Yes, the jellyfish earrings. How could I possibly pass these up?
Gold, diamonds, sapphires, and pearls.
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by Lillian Csernica on April 26, 2017
Ca. 1920, Belgium Beautifully decorated tulip-shaped art nouveau vase with special dripping glaze technique. Design is completely de son temps.
Val St. Lambert Art Nouveau Vase — Circa 1900, Val St. Lambert, Belgium. This delightful turn-of-the-century vase is masterfully cut in an exquisite Art Nouveau motif. Foliate tulips interspersed with butterflies around the collar surmount a bold fluted base, giving it visual balance. The delicate purple color is rare and the combination of clear, frosted, and half-tone lavenders complement it perfectly.
Polished pewter vase with art nouveau figural maiden.
Monumental art nouveau vase by Emile Galle.
Majolica Art Nouveau vase by Julius Dresser
Loetz Glace vase.
An Art Nouveau Charles Rennie Mackintosh pewter bud / flower vase, measuring 6.75 inches high, made in Scotland.
Antique art nouveau peacock vase.
Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Overlay Vase.
by Lillian Csernica on April 13, 2017
Knox’s hundreds of designs for Liberty‘s made his style widely known, (though not his name, as Liberty’s kept their designers anonymous) as did his watercolours, graphic designs and fonts. His design talent covered a wide range of objects, ornamental and utilitarian, and included silver and pewter tea sets, jewellery, inkwells, boxes, gravestones and even bank cheques, much for Liberty’s Tudric (pewter) and Cymric (precious metals) ranges. The gravestone of Liberty’s founder, Arthur Lasenby Liberty, was designed by Knox.
Composed of platinum, gold, diamond, enamel, and opal. In this pendant for Liberty & Co., Knox used opal mosaic to depict a painterly scene of a boat outlined by a fiery sunset on London’s River Thames.
Collection of silver buckles. Cymric, circa 1901-1911.
White gold, platinum, fire opal, and diamond.
Gold and opal brooch by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. The oval stone within a whiplash mount.
Pendant, gold, silver, peridot, pearl, and diamond.
Art Nouveau design copper humidor by Archibald Knox.
by Lillian Csernica on April 12, 2017
From Macklowe Gallery:
Sometime synonymous with the term Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, meaning “Youth Style” in German, got its name from the magazine Jugend that first promoted the style. In the early 20th century the term only applied to two-dimensional examples in the graphic arts, later expanding to incorporate a broader range of the arts from architecture to decorative arts. Drawing from traditional German printmaking, the style uses precise and hard edges, an element that was rather different from the naturalistic style of the time.
Jugendstil pendant, silver, enamel, and amethyst. Carl Hermann, Germany, circa 1900.
Bird brooch, gilded silver, plique-a-jour enamel, pearl. German, circa 1900.
Pendant necklace with tourmaline, gold, silver, and green enamel.
Silver, plique-a-jour enamel, and dyed green chalcedony. Theodor Fahrmer.
Jugendstil chatelaine, silver, enamel, and chalcedony. Germany, circa 1900.
The pendant features a bell flower carved from ox bone with rubies set above it and marcasite stones set into the leaves.
The surround is German silver marked for 900 purity
with the makers mark AM which is Adolf Mayer and the mark
Fish pendant. Gilded silver, garnet, chalcedony. Eduard Schopflich.