Art Nouveau small English silver dish

£350.00

Antiques Reference 2331

Art Nouveau small English silver dish

Description

Description

Art Nouveau small silver dish. Elegant, sinuous lines and a very typical Art Nouveau design. Hallmarked M and Co (Marples and Co) London 1903. Exccellent original condition and a very charming piece of silver

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 M and Co (Marples and Co) London 1903

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Approximate length 15cm width 12 cm height 3.25 cm weight 106 grammes

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