An Art Nouveau Patinated Bronze Pen and Inkwell With an Owl
An Art Noveau patinated bronze pen and ink stand with an owl sitting in the center. The owl have glass inset eyes. Made ca.1900
The modern West generally associates owls with wisdom and vigilance. This link goes back at least as far as Ancient Greece, where Athens, noted for art and scholarship, and Athena, Athens’ patron goddess and the goddess of wisdom, had the owl as a symbol.
Art Nouveau, the french term or “New Art” is an international style of art, architecture, and applied art, especially the decorative arts. The style is known by different names in different languages: Jugendstil in German, Stile Liberty in Italian, Modernisme in Catalan, and also known as the Modern Style in English. It was popular between 1890 and 1910 during the Belle Époque period, and was a reaction against the academic art, eclecticism and historicism of 19th century architecture and decoration. It was often inspired by natural forms such as the sinuous curves of plants and flowers.
Dimensions: Length 38.0 cm (15.0 inches) x Depth 16.0 cm (6.3 inches) x Height 18.0 cm (7.1 inches)
Price: 4 800 SEK (/)
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