Art Nouveau Austro Hungarian silver box finely enamelled and decorated with four chrysoprase and a central lapis lazuli cabochon

£1,595.00

Antiques Reference 2374

Art Nouveau Austro Hungarian silver box finely enamelled and decorated with four chrysoprase and a central lapis lazuli cabochon

Description

Description

Art Nouveau Austro Hungarian silver box finely enamelled and decorated with four chrysoprase and a central lapis lazuli cabochon. The box stands on 4 shaped bun feet and the silver has a design of intertwined leaves surrounding the central decorative panel. The central decorative panel is very finely enamelled in blue, green, and white enamel with raised silver designs enhancing the enamels. In the central diamond shaped part the enamels are green and cream with raised silver and 4 chrysoprase stones are set around a central lapis lazuli cabochon. The silver is 800 grade and is marked showing it was made between 1870 and 1922 in the city of (buda)Pest. The makers mark is unknown. The box is believed to have been made c 1900

History

Art Nouveau, ornamental style of art that flourished between about 1890 and 1910 throughout Europe and the United States. Art Nouveau is characterized by its use of a long, sinuous, organic line and was employed most often in architecture, interior design, jewellery and glass design, posters, and illustration. It was a deliberate attempt to create a new style, free of the imitative historicism that dominated much of 19th-century art and design. About this time the term Art Nouveau was coined, in Belgium by the periodical L’Art Moderne to describe the work of the artist group Les Vingt and in Paris by S. Bing, who named his gallery L’Art Nouveau. The style was called Jugendstil in Germany, Sezessionstil in Austria, Stile Floreale (or Stile Liberty) in Italy, and Modernismo (or Modernista) in Spain.

Date Austro Hungarian c 1900

Condition Excellent original condition. Original lining shows use

Dimensions Approximate width 18 cm depth 12 cm height 5.5 cm

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