Jugendstil desk decor. So much more fun than the office supply store. Peter Tereszczuk, designer. Living from 1875 to 1963, he was born in what is now part of the Ukraine but was then Austria. Known for his bronze Art Nouveau figurines.

Inkstand in the form of a couple in a rowing boat. Late 19th-early 20th c. Austrian. Gilt patinated cast bronze. Maker’s marks: Shaped base bearing signature and “A.R'” foundry stamp. Image © Tooveys, West Sussex. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/429255/peter-tereszczuk-a-late-19thearly-20th-century-austrian-gilt
Bronze sculptural aquarium in patinated bronze with glass sides featuring at one end a finely modeled figure of a bathing maiden with a young boy, standing on a rocky outcrop at the water’s edge. ca. 1920. Austrian. Maker’s marks: Partial signature “ZUK” for Peter Tereszczuk and foundry mark “AR” for Arthur Rubenstein, Vienna. Image © Adrian Alan Fine Art & Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.adrianalan.com/object-detail/835573/0/peter-tereszczuk-an-unusual-art-nouveau  

Pair of bronze table maps with glass lampshades. Jugendstil. Austrian. Maker’s marks: Marked and signed on the base. Image © proantic.com and Antique and Gallery Mignon. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/en/display.php?mode=obj&id=604620

French Art Nouveau ceramics by Clément Massier who was born into a family of ceramicists. He was a collaborator Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, starting in 1887. His factory-gallery complex in Golfe Juan became a destination for the elite who summered in Monaco, Nice, and Cannes. Brother of Jérôme and Delphin Massier.

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Iridescent cauldron shaped planter/iardinière made for the Hôtel Ritz. 1885. Ceramic, iridescent glazed earthenware. Makers marks: Signed. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/planters-cachepots-jardinieres/iridescent-planter-clement-massier-hotel-ritz-1885/id-f_16586941/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwhb36BRCfARIsAKcXh

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“Clematis” luster glazed vase. Undated. Ceramic, glazed earthenware.Signed “Clement Massier, Golfe Juan, A M”. Image ©2020 Tandem Gallery, Gendringen NL. Fair use license. via https://www.glass-artnouveau.com/object/faience/other-factories/clement-massier-vase/

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Iridescent vase with a squat baluster body raised on a coppery glazed ring foot. A wide tall neck with three additional smaller, parallel necks rising from the sides of the vessel. Overall iridescent glaze in dark purple and light blue green with flying bumble bees among leafy fronds. ca. 1900. Glazed earthenware, ceramic. Makers marks: “CLEMENT MASSIER/ GOLFE-JUAN/ [?]AM” painted on the bottom in green. Collections of the Brooklyn Museum. Creative Commons license. via https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/217912

A new design to dress up every room of your home. Enough to do the box room, too. Pochoir prints from M.P. Verneuil’s 1898 work “L’ornamentation par le pochoir”.

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“Fleurons Varies.” Plate 1, page 5. Collections of the Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/lornamentationpa00vern/page/n5/mode/2up

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“Bordures, rosaces, écoinçons.” Plate 2, page 7. Collections of the Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/lornamentationpa00vern/page/n7/mode/2up

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“Bordures et Semis. Palmettes et Ornements.” Plate 3, page 12. Collections of the Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/lornamentationpa00vern/page/n9/mode/2up

Jugendstil Art Nouveau centerpieces made by German firm WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik) that will pretty up any tea table. Silver plate and cut glass. WMF is still around but they make coffee machines for offices now.

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Plated pewter centerpiece with a circular cut glass bowl supported by foliate brackets above a figural maiden and lily stem spreading to a fish and lily pad decorated base. ca. 1890-1910. German. Plated pewter and cut glass. Possibly made by WMF. Image © Tooveys Antique and Fine Art Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/427248/an-art-nouveau-plated-pewter-centrepiece-bowl

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Silver plate centerpiece with floral decoration on acanthus foliate supports, the body with ovolo panel and festoon decoration. Curvilinear handles. Clear glass liner. ca. 1910. Silver plate and glass. Makers marks: Full marks for WMF on the foot. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/planters-cachepots-jardinieres/wmf-art-nouveau-flower-fruit-centrepiece-circa-1910/id-f_12608622/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwhIP6BRCMARIsALu9LfnOcFJpVAj48Sgs9yBKKV5lunk-6OdnJrMee7TXRB3YwrcUPprxtbkaAg8qEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Silver plate centerpiece with glass liner. 1904. German. WMF, maker. Image © Dorian Frank. Fair use license. via https://www.dorianfrank.com/product/wmf-art-nouveau-centerpiece-219/

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Silverplate centerpiece with supports in the motif of maidens. Silver plate and finely cut colored crystal glass. ca. 1900. German. WMF, maker. Image © Dorian Frank. Fair use license. via https://www.dorianfrank.com/product/wmf-art-nouveau-centerpiece-2/

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Silver plate centerpiece stand with a four footed curving base decorated with irises leading to a naturalistic column. Scalloped edge bowl with floral decoration. Whiplash handles. Cobalt crystal bowl. ca. 1900. German. Silver plate and cobalt crystal glass. Makers marks: marks for WMF on the underside. Image ©1998-2020 Cherubs Antiques Gallery. Fair use license via https://www.cherubantiquesgallery.com/items/1275848/WMF-Art-Nouveau-Centerpiece-Stand

Jugendstil imagery from “Jugend: Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben,” Band 1, Number 1-26 which was published in 1902 in Münich.

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Chapter heading for “The Ichthyosaurus.” Number 1, image 9. 1902. Richard Pfieffer, Munich, creator. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Llibrary. Free access image. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1902_1/0009/image

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“Sanatogen, Nervenstärkendes Kräftigungs und Auffrischungsmittel für Erwachsene und Kinder.” Bauer and Cie. 1902. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Free access image. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1902_1/0035/image

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“Brunnenmasken ” (Fountain masks). Number 10, page 156. Ludwig Hohlwein, Munich, creator. 1902. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Free access image. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1902_1/0161/image

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“Requiem.” Page 209. Wilhelm Volz, creator. 1902. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Free access image. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1902_1/0209/image

Decorate your hallway in animals styled up the Jugendstil way. Illustrations from Alexander Koch’s “Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration” which was published in Darmstadt in 1897.

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“Flamingos.” Page 123. 1897. Ludwig Jungnickel, Munich, creator. Collections of and scanned by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125006095430/page/n123/mode/2up

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Leoparden. Page 125. Ludwig Jungnickel, Munich, creator. Collections of and scanned by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125006095430/page/n125/mode/2up

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Panther. Page 126. Ludwig Jungnickel, Munich, creator. Collections of and scanned by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125006095430/page/n125/mode/2up

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Marabus. Page 127. Ludwig Jungnickel, Munich, creator. Collections of and scanned by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125006095430/page/n127/mode/1up

Art Déco and Art Nouveau gates and screens in iron and brass. You’ll end up wanting to acquire more gateways so you can buy another. French, by ironworker Edgar Brandt. Living from 1880 to 1960, he also made armaments for the French army.

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Garden gate with with bronze fleur-de-lis, berry bush and florets. 1910-1919. Art Nouveau. Iron and brass. In the manner of Edgar Brandt. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/doors-gates/french-art-nouveau-architectural-iron-bronze-gate-manner-edgar-brandt/id-f_4695723/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6YHzPAXD6g6vnIJKolYFgtpyzGuzNn0cBeIA_san12zB9soLYO1TsRoCzYkQAvD_Bw

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“L’Âge d’Or,’ patinated iron with three gilt bronze medallions. 1923. Patinated iron with gilt bronze medallions executed by Max Blondat. Retailed by Ferrobrandt Inc. New York. Maker’s marks: The garland of the single female figure is signed “MAX-BLONDAT.” Image © Phillips Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.phillips.com/detail/edgar-brandt/NY050114/46

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“Oasis” five panel screen. 1920-1929. French. Brass and nickled metal. Image ©2018 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.de/k%C3%BCnstler/edgar-brandt/oasis-five-panel-screen-52j1wlMO6FCYePas7tMY5A2

Make your home scream Jugendstil. Interior design tips from 1907. Illustrations from the art magazine Innendekoration which was published in Darmstadt in 1907. Collections of the University of Heidelberg.

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Chandeliers. Image 54. Image © University of Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/innendekoration1907/0054/image

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Furniture (detail). Image 171. Image © University of Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/innendekoration1907/0171/image

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Draperies (detail). Image 126. Image © University of Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/innendekoration1907/0126/image

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Ceiling painting (detail). Image 212. Image © University of Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/innendekoration1907/0212/image

More Jugendstil buildings looking like they could float away. Plates from the wonderful “Moderne Bauformen. Eine Sammlung von Details, Interieurs und Façaden für Architekten und Bauhandwerker” which came out in Stuttgart in 1903 and 1904 and was put together by Austrian architect Max Joseph Gradl with design work by various people.

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Tafel 87. Item 7766.1903. Wunibald Deininger, Vienna, maker. Collection of the Schola Graphidis Art Collection, Hungarian University of Fine Arts – High School of Visual Arts, Budapest. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://scholagraphidis.omeka.net/items/show/7766

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Tafel 93, item 7772. 1903. Hans Schlicht, Dresden, maker. Collection of the Schola Graphidis Art Collection, Hungarian University of Fine Arts – High School of Visual Arts, Budapest. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://scholagraphidis.omeka.net/items/show/7772

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Tafel 92, Image 7770. 1903. Carl Hoffinger, Lahr i. Br., maker. Collection of the Schola Graphidis Art Collection, Hungarian University of Fine Arts – High School of Visual Arts, Budapest. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://scholagraphidis.omeka.net/items/show/7770

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Tafel 91, item 7768. 1903. P. de Rutté et J. Bassompierre, Paris, maker. Collection of the Schola Graphidis Art Collection, Hungarian University of Fine Arts – High School of Visual Arts, Budapest. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://scholagraphidis.omeka.net/items/show/7768

Flowers to hang up all over the house so you can time travel back to anywhere with roses. Pochoir prints from Eugène Grasset’s “La Plante et ses Applications Ornementales sous la Direction.” Printed in Paris in 1896.

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“Columbine ~ Ancoli, ~ die Aglei.” Plate 12. Page 12. Anna Martin, artist. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/12/mode/2up

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“Courd ~ Courge ~ der Kürbisse.” Plate 13. Page 30. Maurice Pillard Verneuil, artist. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n29/mode/2up

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“Courd ~ Courge ~ der Kürbisse.” Plate 14, page 32. Maurice Pillard Verneuil, artist. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n31/mode/2up

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“Courd ~ Courge ~ der Kürbisse.” Plate 15, page 34. C. G. Schlum, artist. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via