An unusual teardrop shaped pair of Art Nouveau silver dishes

£450.00

Antiques Reference 2476

An unusual teardrop shaped pair of Art Nouveau silver dishes

Description

Description

An unusual teardrop shaped pair of Art Nouveau silver dishes. Pierced edges finely decorated with Pansy flowers and leaves. Hallmarked Samuel Jacobs London 1904

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 Samuel Jacobs London 1904

Condition Excellent original condition

Dimensions Approximate 18.5cm wide at the widest point 4.5 cm high

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