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Art Nouveau1147 of 1685"Cristallerie de Pantin" French Cameo Art Nouveau VaseCirca 1890s Large Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer & Clément Massier Ceramic Vase
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Posted 2 years ago

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ho2cultcha
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it may even be upside-down - i keep flipping it around and it looks okay both ways. i bought this from a picker who said he found it in the trash in front of a house - along w/ a whole lot of cool, old things. i think it's very beautiful and a great piece and can't believe someone would throw it out! i bought the mission-style wall pocket at the Alameda Point Flea Market last year.

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  1. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    I wish I knew...wonderful frame! Is it completely craved or some gesso? For something found in a discard bin, it's in wonderful shape. The style is certainly traditional Art Nouveau, possibly French/Belgan or American in origin. What are the frame's dimensions? Oh, and I think you have it oriented correctly...
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I'd turn it upside down, but then I'm from Down Under! The position of the original holes for the wires could give you an indication or the original position. I agree with miKKo, a really nice frame.
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    i'll try hanging it the other way and post more pics.
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    it's all carved and painted gold.
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    i can't believe that i've had it hanging upside-down for months now! it's so much nicer like this. the wire on the back is exactly in the center, so it could be for hanging either way. there's no gesso on the frame, but there are some wormholes, so i imagine it has some age to it. do you think that it's vintage 1900?
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    i just put another image so people can see it the other way too. i am preferring it w/ the flowers underneath alot.
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    I vote flowers on top! Pretty!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    No way!
    The new way is the way to go!
    Gravity puts them to the bottom!
    Sorry Amber!
  9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    honestly, i prefer it w/ the flowers down by a huge margin. it has a very different, much more balanced feel to it. the other way made me feel like it might crash down on my head - top-heavy. sorry ladies...
  10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    thanks scand_pieces. i'd love to learn more about this frame if anyone has any ideas.
  11. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 1 year ago
    Its beautiful. i like it the way you have it, with the decoration at the bottom.
    Are you selling it?
    Only i just saw one very similar on ebay.
  12. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
    thank you vintagefran. i'd love to see a similar one for sale. i have no idea what it's worth as i bought it from a picker who found it in the trash. it's old because it has genuine worm holes in it.

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