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Jouant Bronze Vase

A French Art Nouveau gilt-bronze sculptural vase by Jules Jouant, featuring a winged nude female on the front and Intricately carved ivy on the back. Pictured in: "Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris" by Macklowe Gallery, The Studley Press, 2011, p. 154.

Artist: Jules Jouant
Signed: “Jouant”
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 12" high x 9½" wide x 4" deep
Item #:  S-12945
Price:   $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Jouant Bronze Vase

French Art Nouveau Bronze Vase by Korschann

French Art Nouveau vase by Charles Korschann in gilt-bronze. The vase has a diamond shaped base that tapers to a narrow rounded top, where it intersects with swirling stems and flower buds that form the handle, and features sculpted decoration in relief. On the front, we see a nude female figure emerging from a field of poppies with flowers in her long, flowing hair. The composition is all about movement and abundance with the entire space carpeted in flowers and the maiden's hair spilling out over the frame. The reverse, on the other hand, is more sedate and controlled, depicting a stylized arrangement of flower buds, stems and leaves in a structured, ordered composition, executed in a lower relief with thin incised lines echoing the shape of the three flower buds like ripples in the water. The vase combines many common motifs from Symbolist and Art Nouveau design: bats (shown in relief on the top), poppies and seductive women, or femmes fatales. Together, they evoke a mysterious dream-state, suggested in the identification of poppies with opiates and bats with the night.

Artist: Korschann, Charles
Signed: CH. Korschann Paris, Louchet foundry
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 12¾'' high x 8-1/2'' wide x 5'' deep
Item #:  S-16110
Price:   $7,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Bronze Vase by Korschann

French Art Nouveau Ceramic Planter by Bigot

A French Art Nouveau earthenware planter by Alexander Bigot for the architect Cintrat, featuring an organic pattern that repeats itself around the base.

Artist: Bigot
Circa: 1898
Dimensions: 13½" High x 23¼" Long x 11½" Wide
Item #:  C-10910
Price:   $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Ceramic Planter by Bigot

French Art Nouveau Bronze Vase by Charles Korschann

A French Art Nouveau bronze figural vase by Charles Korschann depicting a maiden rising from a patinated bronze vase. Titled "Night Maiden Bearing Pansies". Pictured in: "Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris" by Macklowe Gallery, The Studley Press, 2011, p. 167.

Artist: Korschann
Signed: “CH Korschann”
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 18'' high x 11½ '' wide x 5½ '' deep
Item #:  S-13138
Price:   $14,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Bronze Vase by Charles Korschann

French Art Nouveau Figural Gilt Bronze Bud Vase by Cornu

A French Art Nouveau figural gilt bronze bud vase with a nude woman, insects, and flowers by Charles Vital Cornu. Pictured in: "Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris" by Macklowe Gallery, The Studley Press, 2011, p. 252; and in: Susse Frères: 150 Years of sculpture, 1837-1987, by Pierre Cadet, Paris: Susse Frères, 1992, p. 205.

Artist: Cornu
Signed: “Vital Cornu”, “Susse Fres Edt”, and stamped with foundry mark
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 4'' diameter x 5½'' high
Item #:  S-13817
Price:   $5,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Figural Gilt Bronze Bud Vase by Cornu

Loïe Fuller Bronze Vase by Stoltenberg-Lerche

A French Art Nouveau gilt bronze vase by Hans Stoltenberg-Lerche representing Loïe Fuller, featuring a depiction of a woman enmeshed in swirling draperies. The early modern dancer Loïe Fuller is generally considered the human embodiment of the Art Nouveau movement. Pictured in: "Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris", by Macklowe Gallery, The Studley Press, 2011, p. 239; and in: Loïe Fuller: Goddess of Light, by Richard Nelson Current and Marcia Ewing Current, Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997 (see center color images).

Artist: Stoltenberg-Lerche
Signed: Side is signed “H. St. Lerche” the base “Louchet”
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 5½'' high x 5½'' wide x 3½" deep
Item #:  S-13827
Price:   $9,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Loïe Fuller Bronze Vase by Stoltenberg-Lerche

French Art Nouveau Patinated Bronze Vase by Charles Korschann

A French Art Nouveau patinated bronze vase by Charles Korschann. The front of the vase displays a bare breasted woman, wearing a scant, diaphanous veil that leaves suggestion of the feminine form. The figure is surrounded by poppies in bloom and holding a leafy stalk with poppy buds in her hand. Her closed eyelids reference the internal world of dreams and hallucinations. The poppy is symbolic of the Fleurs du Mal, and the trend for opium and drug experimentation that was so popular in 1900. Titled "Reveries of a Poppy". Pictured in: "Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris" by Macklowe Gallery, The Studley Press, 2011, p. 163.

Artist: Korschann
Signed: CH. Korschann Paris, Louchet foundry
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 18'' high x 12'' wide x 6'' deep
Item #:  B-14039
Price:   $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Patinated Bronze Vase by Charles Korschann

French Art Nouveau Patinated Bronze Figural Vase

A French Art Nouveau patinated bronze figural vase, entitled "Bacchanalia", by Antonin Larroux. The vase is called "Bacchanalia", inspired by the infamous Ancient Greek play, the Bacchae by Eurpides. In this play, Dionysus punishes Pentheus, the king of Thebes, and his mother, Agave, by driving all of the women of Thebes into a mad frenzy. The women of the city run off into the woods with Dionysus to have a bacchanalia. The vase captures the moment of the play where Dionysus has hypnotized the women of Thebes and they are all taking part in a wild orgy outside of the city. The female figures' faces all show them in a dazed ecstasy, with a grinning Dionysus at the center. The amphoric shape of the bronze is an allusion to Ancient Greek vessels, which is appropriate for a piece of art dedicated to the god of wine. A similar vase is pictured in: "The Paris Salons 1895-1915, Vol. V: Objects d'Art and Metalware" by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1999, p. 370.

Artist: Larroux
Signed: “Larroux'' and marked “C.A.” and “2”
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 14'' diameter x 11-3/4'' high x 12 " deep
Item #:  S-14478
Price:   $20,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Patinated Bronze Figural Vase
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