Ignaz Mansch Art Nouveau Bronze vase, signed “Mansch Paris”.
Characteristics of the Art Nouveau style:
The distinguishing ornamental characteristic of Art Nouveau is its undulating asymmetrical line, often taking the form of flower stalks and buds, vine tendrils, insect wings, and other delicate and sinuous natural objects.
The style Art Nouveau got its name after a Parisian gallery renowned for advancing innovation in the decorative arts.
It gained international attention in 1900 at the Paris Exposition, where designers debuted pieces with realistic, natural standards.
The outside decor of the body of this vase shows three mermaids splashing about in water. The asymmetric movement of the three mermaids and the uneven surface of the wavy water represent the characteristic features of the Art Nouveau style. Additionally, the flowers at the upper part of the vase enhance the decorative character of this piece.
The vase is 17.72 inches high. It ships from Germany. Shipping costs to Boston are included.
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