Inspired by the movement of plants and flowers, Art Nouveau is a decorative style associated with art and architecture during the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Sometime after 1900, the undulating lines associated with Art Nouveau began to disappear and were replaced by geometrical shapes. That places the crafting of this silvered bronze table jardiniere from France around 1900.
The jardiniere is full of vibrant life, as seen by the looping S-curves and scalloped leaves. All four feet are comprised of a volute scroll with foliate tendrils. The pierced crests on the long sides are reminiscent of flowing water, while both shorter sides have handles formed by two foliate curls. A removable tin liner with two small loop handles fits securely inside the oval jardiniere. Our silvered bronze table jardiniere would make a fabulous decorative accessory or planter for flowers.
CONDITION: Very strong antique condition with minor rubs. Light buildup and scratches to the removable tin liner, commensurate to age and use.