International Decorative Art

Art Nouveau Vase (No. 029) with Enamel

Art Nouveau Vase (No. 029) with Enamel

Design Date
c. 1903

Designer
Oliver Baker (1856–1939, English)

Manufacturer
W.H. Haseler & Co., Birmingham, England (1848–after 1934) for Liberty & Co., London, England (1875–present)

Media
pewter and enamel

Dimensions
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.

ON VIEW in Art Nouveau Gallery 4

Markings
Bottom marked, "029 TUDRIC 4"

Credit Line
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number
CG0133

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