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Art Nouveau Ceramics

Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
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Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8005 Zürich
Dutch pottery occupied a special position in the Art Nouveau period. While a penchant for curving lines was typical for the era, the vessels produced by Dutch workshops such as Amstelhoek and Amphora are characterized instead by geometric dot and line decor and rather muted colors. The severity and reduction of the ornament, alleviated only occasionally by isolated rosettes, correspond to the angular shapes and strongly articulated structure of the pieces.