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The Art Nouveau era dates to around 1880 - 1910. The style is inspired from the organic forms of nature. Art Nouveau Glass normally consists of curvy lines, stylised flowers and leaves, and often an oily, iridescent finish. The art nouveau style became popular when it was showcased at the World's Fair in Paris in 1900. Makers of Art Nouveau glass include Bohemian manufacturers Loetz, Kralik, Pallme-König and Rindskopf, French makers Lalique, Baccarat and Daum, Richardsons and John Walsh from the UK, and Tiffany and Dugan from USA.

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Loetz Art Nouveau 1900's Glass Creta Rusticana Vase

A green textured glass Art Nouveau vase in the style of a jug, made by Loetz / Lötz, part of the "Creta Rusticana" pattern range.

Loetz Art Nouveau 1900's Glass Creta Rusticana Jug/Vase

A green textured glass Art Nouveau vase / jug, made by Loetz / Lötz, part of the "Creta Rusticana" pattern range.

Loetz Art Nouveau 1900's Glass Creta Rusticana Vase

A green textured glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Loetz / Lötz, part of the "Creta Rusticana" pattern range.

Loetz Art Nouveau 1900's Glass Creta Rusticana Vase

A green textured glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Loetz / Lötz, part of the "Creta Rusticana" pattern range.

Loetz Art Nouveau 1900's Glass Creta Glatt Vase

A green glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Loetz / Lötz, part of the "Creta Glatt" pattern range.

Loetz Art Nouveau Green Glass Creta Glatt Vase

A green glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Loetz / Lötz, part of the "Creta Glatt" pattern range.

Loetz Art Nouveau Green Glass Olympia Glatt Vase

A pale green glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Loetz / Lötz, part of the "Olympia Glatt" pattern range.

Loetz Art Nouveau Green Glass Olympia Glatt Vase

A pale green glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Loetz / Lötz, part of the "Olympia Glatt" pattern range.

Art Nouveau 1900's Loetz Green Glass 'Neptun' Vase

A green textured glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Loetz / Lötz, part of the "Neptun" pattern range.

Loetz Art Nouveau Antique Green Glass Creta Rusticana Vase

A green textured glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Loetz / Lötz, part of the "Creta Rusticana" pattern range.

Kralik Art Nouveau Applied Berries Iridescent Glass Vase

An Art Nouveau glass vase with applied fruit decoration, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau Applied Flower Iridescent Glass Vase

An Art Nouveau glass vase with applied leaf decoration, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau Green + Orange Glass 'Helios' Vase

A green and orange glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Kralik, part of the "Helios" pattern range.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Glass 'Silveria' Threaded Vase

A red and white glass Art Nouveau vase with green threading, made by Kralik, part of the "Silveria" pattern range.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Purple Glass Vase

A purple glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Kralik, part of the "Honeycomb Panel" pattern range.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Green Glass Vase

A green glass Art Nouveau vase with applied glass feet decor, made by Kralik, part of the "Honeycomb Panel" pattern range.

Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Kralik Glass 'Martelé' Vase

A golden iridescent textured glass Art Nouveau vase with applied green decoration and rim, made by Kralik, part of the "Martelé" pattern range.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Glass 'Martelé' Vase

A golden iridescent textured glass Art Nouveau vase with applied green decoration and rim, made by Kralik, part of the "Martelé" pattern range.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Glass 'Martelé' Jug

A golden iridescent textured glass and metal Art Nouveau creamer jug with applied green decoration, made by Kralik, part of the "Martelé" pattern range.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Glass 'Martelé' Vase

A golden iridescent textured glass Art Nouveau vase with applied green decoration, made by Kralik, part of the "Martelé" pattern range.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Mother-of-Pearl Glass Vase

A mother-of-pearl iridescent textured glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Kralik, part of the "Martelé" pattern range.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Mother-of-Pearl Glass Vase

A mother-of-pearl iridescent textured glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Kralik, part of the "Martelé" pattern range.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Mother-of-Pearl Glass Vase

A mother-of-pearl iridescent glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Mother-of-Pearl Glass Vase

A mother-of-pearl iridescent glass Art Nouveau vase, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Floriform Glass Vase

An iridescent green and clear glass Art Nouveau 'Floriform' vase, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Opalescent Floriform Glass Vase

A green and opalescent white glass Art Nouveau 'Floriform' vase, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Opalescent Floriform Glass Vase

A green, pink and opalescent white glass Art Nouveau 'Floriform' vase, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau Iridescent Veined Glass & Silver Vase

An iridescent red glass Art Nouveau vase with veined threading and hallmarked silver rim, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau Iridescent Veined Glass & Silver Vase

An iridescent red glass Art Nouveau vase with veined threading and hallmarked silver rim, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau Iridescent Green Veined Antique Glass Vase

An iridescent green glass Art Nouveau vase with blue & white veined threading, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Threaded Glass Vase

An iridescent glass Art Nouveau vase with black veined threading, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau Red Frit Glass 'Overshot'' Vase

A red textured glass Art Nouveau 'Overshot' vase with metal collar, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Corded Glass Vase

An iridescent mother-of-pearl glass Art Nouveau vase with amber frit and applied green cording, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau Iridescent Pearl & Gold Frit Glass Vase

An iridescent mother-of-pearl glass Art Nouveau vase with amber frit, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau Iridescent Glass Applied Leaf Twin Stem Vase

An iridescent glass Art Nouveau vase with twin tube stems and applied leaf decoration, made by Kralik.

Art Nouveau 1900's Kralik Glass Applied Flower Vase

An Art Nouveau glass vase with twin tube stems and applied floral decoration, made by Kralik.

Pair Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Glass Vases

A pair of Art Nouveau glass vases with applied floral decoration, made by Kralik.

Art Nouveau 1900's Kralik Green/Purple/White Glass Vase

An Art Nouveau glass vase with applied floral decoration, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau Bohemian Glass Applied Flower Vase

An Art Nouveau glass vase with applied floral decoration, made by Kralik.

Kralik Art Nouveau 1900's Glass Berry + Leaf Vase

An Art Nouveau glass vase with applied fruit decoration, made by Kralik.

Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Green Glass Antique Vase

An Art Nouveau green glass vase with iridescent finish, manufacturer unknown.

Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Green Glass Vase

An Art Nouveau green glass vase with iridescent finish, manufacturer unknown.

Welz Art Nouveau Bohemian Iridescent Green Glass Vase

An Art Nouveau green glass vase with iridescent finish, made by Welz.

Welz Art Nouveau Bohemian Iridescent Green Glass Vase

An Art Nouveau green glass vase with iridescent finish, most likely made by Welz.

Art Nouveau Bohemian 1900's Iridescent Green Glass Vase

An Art Nouveau green glass vase with iridescent finish, manufacturer unknown.

Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Green Glass Antique Vase

An Art Nouveau green glass vase with iridescent finish, manufacturer unknown.

Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Green Glass Vase

An Art Nouveau green glass posy vase with iridescent finish and metal flower grill lid, manufacturer unknown.

Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Mother-of-Pearl Glass Posy Vase

An Art Nouveau mother of pearl glass posy vase with iridescent finish and metal flower grill lid, manufacturer unknown.

Art Nouveau Iridescent Mother-of-Pearl Glass Posy Vase

An Art Nouveau mother of pearl glass posy vase with iridescent finish and metal flower grill lid, manufacturer unknown.

Art Nouveau Iridescent Green Trailed Glass Antique Vase

An Art Nouveau mother of pearl glass vase with iridescent finish and applied green threading, manufacturer unknown.

Art Nouveau Iridescent Green Trailed Glass Antique Vase

An Art Nouveau mother of pearl glass vase with iridescent finish and applied green threading, manufacturer unknown.

Art Nouveau 1900's Iridescent Glass Antique Vase

An Art Nouveau gold and green glass vase with iridescent finish, manufacturer unknown.

John Walsh Victorian Art Nouveau Iridescent Glass Vase

An Art Nouveau clear glass vase with iridescent finish, Probably by John Walsh Walsh of England.


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References

For more information on Art Nouveau glass, check out the following resources:

Books


Loetz Austria, 1900 | ISBN 978-3900282264


Collectible Czech Glass, 1915-1945: 2 | ISBN 978-0966837629


The Art of Glass: Art Nouveau to Art Deco | ISBN 978-1901092004

Websites

www.loetz.com
www.kralik-glass.com
Extensive Guide to Art nouveau glass - by Alfredo Villanueva