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Art Nouveau

A WMF Art Nouveau silver plated pedestal visiting card tray, in the form of a maiden with butterfly wings holding a bird.
Sold for £472

Art Nouveau reached its apex between 1890 and 1910; as a reaction against the rigours of academic art it took inspiration from natural forms and structures, notably the curved lines of plants and flowers. Its roots lay in the Arts & Crafts movement.

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