Art Nouveau Vase (No. 029) with Enamel
Oliver Baker (1856–1939, English)
Liberty & Co. (1875–present), London, England
pewter and enamel
9 3/4 x 6 x 4 1/4 inches
This Oliver Baker vase is inspired by a flower, with a swelling stem, a bowl shaped like an opening tulip and tendril-like handles. The naturalistic, botanic-inspired design of this vase is characteristic of Art Nouveau design, which used plant-inspired motifs and curves. Arthur Lasenby Liberty (founder of Liberty & Co.) commissioned Art Nouveau metalwork, including this design, to sell along with other household items at his London store.
Not currently on view
Bottom marked, "029 TUDRIC 4"
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
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