Art Nouveau made in Italy

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau climaxed in the years 1892 to 1902. A high point in the evolution of Art Nouveau was the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris, in which the 'modern style' triumphed in every medium. It probably reached its apogee, however, at the Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Decorativa Moderna of 1902 in Turin, Italy, where designers exhibited from almost every European country where Art Nouveau flourished.

Dynamic, undulating, and flowing, with curved 'whiplash' lines of syncopated rhythm, characterised much of Art Nouveau. Another feature is the use of hyperbolas and parabolas. Conventional mouldings seem to spring to life and 'grow' into plant-derived forms.

As an art movement it has affinities with the Pre-Raphaelites and the Symbolism movement, and artists like Aubrey Beardsley, Alphonse Mucha, Edward Burne-Jones, Gustav Klimt, and Jan Toorop could be classed in more than one of these styles. Unlike Symbolist painting, however, Art Nouveau has a distinctive visual look; and unlike the backward-looking Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau artists quickly used new materials, machined surfaces, and abstraction in the service of pure design.

Japanese wood-block prints, with their curved lines, patterned surfaces, contrasting voids, and flatness of visual plane, also inspired Art Nouveau. Some line and curve patterns became graphic clichés that were later found in works of artists from all parts of the world.

Art Nouveau did not negate the machine as the Arts and Crafts Movement did, but used it to its advantage. For sculpture, the principal materials employed were glass and wrought iron, leading to sculptural qualities even in architecture.

Art Nouveau is considered a 'total' style, meaning that it encompasses a hierarchy of scales in design — architecture; interior design; decorative arts including jewelry, furniture, textiles, household silver and other utensils, and lighting; and the range of visual arts.

Moreover we produce Liberty artifacts of Orivit style, which in 1900 was awarded the gold medal at the World Exhibition of Paris. Orivit was the name by which the alloy of tin and silver was called. This kind of metal was brighter than the traditional pewter and it became a real trademark of Germany company founded by Ferdinand Schmitz Hobert.

Kayserzinn is the name of another milestone of Liberty style, which corresponds to pewter manufactures made by the German company “JP Kayser & Sohn Ag”. Big designers like Hugo Leven and Hermann Fauser gave great prestige to the brand by their inimitable creations.

Finally we have chosen to follow in the footsteps of Archibald Knox, who was an Irish artist and designer with an extraordinary passion for modern style and special Scottish ancestry. In fact the Celtic Art influenced his creations arousing a mix of styles that made them unique and indispensable for Art Nouveau lovers. Knox became famous thanks to the projects made for Liberty & co. of London. He established himself as a flagship of the company.

 (Art Nouveau)


Pendants for necklaces          pendant   cm 5,5 x 5,5       pendant   cm 8 x 8       pendant   cm 6,5 x 6,5

Jewelry holders          jewelry stand tray - lady with letter and cyclamens   cm 18,5x17,5x h 18,5 jewelry holder - reading lady - 219   cm 34 x 22 jewelry stand tray - fairy hand holding and caressing a bird   cm 22 x 29 x h 21 jewellery holder tray - lady and waterlily - 229   cm 26 x 19 x h 11 jewellery stand tray - young girl with two birds - 247   cm 21 x 19 x 18       jewelry stand tray - butterfly lady   cm 18 x 14 jewelry holder tray - fairy   cm 16 x h 7 jewelry holder tray - nymph   cm 21 x 11       jewelry holder tray - lady with mirror and peacock   cm 21,5 x 10       jewelry holder bowl - tree frog playing the flute in the pond   cm 21,5 x 18 x h 9

Mirrors          vanity mirror - lady - 29   cm 30.5 x h 50 vanity mirror - lady 131   cm 36.5 x 27 table top mirror - lady   cm 34x29       Handbag Mirror - lady   cm 21x7,3       wall mirror - No. 84/15   cm 51 x 27 wall mirror - No. 84/15   cm 38 x 22

Candlesticks, candelabras, candle holders          candlestick - Archibald Knox   cm h 23       double-flames candelabra - lady   cm 22x h 30,5 candlestick   cm h 24 candlestick - woman 169/4   cm h 30,5 candlestick - sitting woman holding a bouquet of flowers   cm h 24,5 candlestick - sitting woman holding a bouquet of flowers   cm h 24,5       candlestick - Eiffel   cm 28 double-flames candelabra -  Eiffel   cm h 29,5 double-flames candelabra - Eiffel (without flowers)   cm 30 three-flames candelabra - Eiffel   cm h 33 four-flames candelabra - Eiffel (without flowers)   cm h 29,5       three-flames candelabra - daisy   cm 28x h 44,5 candlestick - butterfly   cm 18 x 10       candle holder - snail and fly on waterlily   cm 13 x 9,5 x h 2,5       three flames candelabra   cm h 37 five-flames candelabra   cm h 46

Inkwells          triangular inkstand   cm 30,5x19

Frames          picture frame   cm 33,5x24,5       liberty picture frame   cm 23xh27,5  (12x16,5) liberty pictureframe   cm 19xh23,5  (9,5x14)

Bookends          bookend - butterfly lady   cm 14 x 17,5

Lens and paper knives    letter opener   cm 23       letter opener - daisy   cm 17,5 letter opener - lily of the valley   cm 17       magnifying glass handle - lilium   cm 17,5       letter opener - nymph   cm 24 magnifying glass handle - nymph   cm 18 letter opener - nymph   cm 21

Letter holders          paper holder - madama butterfly   cm 14x17       paper holder - owl   cm 16 x 11

Penholders          dip pen   cm 17 dip pen   cm 17       pen tray - 215   cm 26x7       pen tray with daisy   cm 23x10       pen holder - pelican   cm 9

Boxes          lidded box - Turtle   cm 13,5 x 8,5 lidded box - Turtle   cm 13,5 x 8,5

Small trays for objects          pocket change tray - old car   cm 23 x12       pocket change tray - boat   cm 20,5 x 18       pocket change tray - celtic   cm 23x12,5       pocket change tray - king protea   cm 16x10

Clocks          Table Clock   cm h 27       art deco clock   cm 20x h 35

Pocket watch stand          pocket watch stand - eagle   cm 21 x h 15       pocket watch stand RINASCIMENTO  cm 7,5 x 13,5       pocket watch stand   cm h 10       pocket watch stand - stork   cm 22.5       pocket watch stand   cm h 13       pocket watch stand   cm 4,5x4,5       pocket watch stand - lady with outstreched arms   cm 21 pocket watch stand - lady   cm 9x19 pocket watch stand - lady   cm 19 pocket watch stand - lady   cm 19       pocket watch stand   cm 6x4,3       pocket watch stand - moon   cm 8,5x12       pocket watch stand - peacock   cm 21       pocket watch stand - fish   cm h 19       pocket watch stand - angel   cm 6x10       pocket watch stand   cm 10 x h 13 pocket watch stand   cm 9.5 x h 19       pocket watch stand - snake   cm 10 x h 9


Serviette rings, serviette holders          antique napkin rings - ladies   cm Ø 5       table napkin ring - dog and cat   cm 7x6,5       napkin ring - fish   cm Ø 5

Salt and pepper sets          salt & pepper set   cm 16 x h 14

Bottle openers          bottle opener - lady   cm 22       bottle opener - oxeye daisy   cm 11,5 bottle opener - lily of the valley   cm 11

Coasters          bottle holder - The Dancing Hours by John Flaxman   cm Ø 10x h 8,5

Decorative wine corks          decorative wine cork   cm h 9,5       stopper holder art deco   cm 10,5 x h 5 stopper holder   cm 17,5 x 11,5 decorative wine cork   cm h 10 stopper holder art deco   cm 16x15

Bowls, fruit stands          round bowl - celtic   cm Ø 23 round bowl - celtic   cm Ø 26       fruit stand - Maiden with boy   cm 41,5 right fruit stand - woman and peacocks   cm 50 x h 50 table centerpiece - young woman with hands in hair   cm 35 x 17 x h 22,5 table centerpiece - young woman with hands in hair   cm 38 x 37 x 26       pentagon bowl with handle -  holly   cm 24,5x26,5 table centerpiece - tulips   cm 29 x h 22 table centerpiece - tulips   cm 29.5 x 18       round bowl   cm 26.5       fruit stand - 3 ladies   cm 33 x h 19.5 footed tray - nude bathing beauty and frog on a pond   cm 23 x h 26       little tray - dragonfly on garden pond   cm 25,5

Serving platters          oval tray - fish   cm 49,5 x 25

Trays          tray with grapes and hops   cm 38x27