Details: Ceramic, Candlesticks, Bourdois & Bloch, Porcelain de Paris.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Design Era: Art Nouveau (1895-1915).
Dimensions: h: 22 cm x 10 cm.
Weight in grams: 800.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.
Art Nouveau (Modern Style) or Jugendstil jewelry (1895-1915) features natural designs such as flowers and butterflies and were generally considered "romantic". This style was popular from about 1895 until World War I. The style actually began around 1875 in Paris, and its influence went throughout the western world. The style died out by the end of World War I but has often been revived.
Art Nouveau jewelry follows curves and naturalistic designs, especially depicting long-haired, sensual women, sometimes turning into bird-like or flower-like forms.
Ceramic is the name for materials that are formed by the use of heat. The word ceramic comes from the Greek word κεραμικός (keramikos). The term covers inorganic non-metallic materials which are formed by the action of heat.
Up to the 1950s or so, the most important were the traditional clays, made into pottery, bricks, tiles and the like, also cements and glass. Clay-based ceramics are described in the article on pottery. A composite material of ceramic and metal is known as cermet.
The word ceramic can be an adjective, and can also be used as a noun to refer to a ceramic material, or a product of ceramic manufacture. Ceramics may also be used as a singular noun referring to the art of making things out of ceramic materials. The technology of manufacturing and usage of ceramic materials is part of the field of ceramic engineering.
Many ceramic materials are hard, porous, and brittle. The study and development of ceramics includes methods to deal with these characteristics, to accentuate the strengths of the materials and investigate novel applications.
h: 22 cm x 10 cm
Weight (in grams)
Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear