13 posts tagged art nouveau style

Tiffany Glass

Tiffany Glass by Art Nouveau artist and master in glass Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) Like Rene lalique Tiffany is another of the art nouveau periods great designers. He designed using both glass and jewellery and is perhaps best known for his Tiffany lamps and smaller glass objects However Tiffany's most stunning glass work was on a much grander scale. He became interested in glass making from about 1875 and worked at several glasshouses in Brooklyn between then and 1878. In 1879 ... Continue Reading

Emile Galle

Art nouveau glass artist Emile Galle. His life and work. Emile Galle was a French glass maker, a ceramist and designer. He was and still is the dominant figure in French cameo glass Galle was perhaps, the most innovative designer working in glass during the art nouveau period. Born in Nancy, France, in 1846, he is still considered one of the most outstanding glass artists of his time. He greatly contributed to the development of the art of glassmaking and to the Art Nouveau Style. He was ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (M)

The Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms (M) Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with the letter 'M' including definitions and short histories covering everything from MacIntyre to the Martin Brothers, Moorcroft, Minton and Musket. Listed alphabetically, so simply scroll through or use the search function to find the word or term you are looking for. macheleid, georg heinrich (ceramics - porcelain re-invention - thuringian) Georg Heinrich Macheleid ... Continue Reading

Harry Simeon

Harry Simeon (1896 to 1936) one of Royal Doulton's most versatile potters. Harry Simeon, was one of Doultons most versatile and talented artists and many Doulton collectors are impressed by the diversity of his designs. As a young man Harry Simeon worked with his father as a monumental mason. He studied modeling and sculpture at the Huddersfield School of Art where he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London. After his studies were complete, Harry joined Doultons Lambeth ... Continue Reading

Buying Vienna Porcelain

Always Remember Our Tips on Buying Vienna Porcelain plates & wall plaques and you should avoid any problems 1. Choose your subject carefully. This is the single most important factor when buying Vienna porcelain. Find plaques or plates depicting semi-nude female portraits and you've found what everyone is looking for. Semi-nude females compositions command much higher prices than male portraits. Religious subjects, although stunning, are simply not in voque, they are a lot less ... Continue Reading

Antique Wall Clocks

Collectable Antique Wall Clocks can be either Spring driven or Weight Driven Antique wall clocks can be found in many forms almost all are collectable depending on condition. The basic difference between them is they are either spring-driven clocks, which mostly run for eight days, or weight-driven clocks which run for 30 hours. They range from the plain Edwardian school clocks to elaborate Ormolu mounted French Cartel clocks. Antique Wall Clocks of the Victorian and Edwardian periods ... Continue Reading

Antoni Gaudi i Cornet

Antoni Gaudi was born on 25th June 1852 at Reus in the province of Tarragona and was one of the most controversial art nouveau designers of all time. Catalan architect Gaudi, was a devout Catholic whose faith was an integral part of his creative vision. He trained in Barcelona and became the most famous architect of the Modernista movement, drawing on gothic and Moorish traditions to create a unique plastic-organic style. Through his involvement in conservative Catholic politics he gained ... Continue Reading

Art Nouveau Artists

Art Nouveau Artists from Rene Lalique to Louis Comfort Tiffany, Anton Gaudi and Archibald Knox. A selection of the great many art nouveau artists and designers that embraced the art nouveau style. There were many gifted artists and designers in the art nouveau period. It brought forward artists and designers with a feel for the natural organic lines that appeal to many of us. Many whose work is now highly valued and sought after by art nouveau collectors and fans of the style. When ... Continue Reading

Art Nouveau Gallery

The Art Nouveau Gallery showcasing a few excellent examples of the Art Nouveau style. An art nouveau gallery giving you a brief look at the exceptional quality and superb design available to the art nouveau collector. It shows clearly how Art Nouveau artists and designers rejected classical European art and looked to Celtic symbols and natural flowing lines for inspiration. Amphora Ivory Porcelain Vase An ivory porcelain vase from the portrait series Allegory ... Continue Reading

Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 to 1928), was a reformer of the excesses of the Art Nouveau style. The works of Rennie Mackintosh from the 1900's give a good indication of what was to appear over the next several years. Born in Glasgow, the second son in a family of eleven children, his father was a superintendent of police. From an early age he was interested in a career as an architect. When he turned sixteen he was articled in the office of the Glasgow architect John Hutchison, ... Continue Reading