Art Nouveau Thereisenthal enamelled hock glasses

£450.00

Antiques Reference 2451

A set of 8 Art Nouveau Thereisenthal enamelled hock glasses

 

Description

A set of 8 Art Nouveau Thereisenthal enamelled hock glasses. Each glass is finely enamelled with a design of  elaborate gold enamel linking 2 colour circular garlands of leaves and purple flowers.  Unsigned. All are in excellent original condition .No nicks chips or polishing

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 Bavarian c 1890

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions height 20cm

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