Art Nouveau Bronze Vase c. 1900 by Emmanuel Villanis: SOLD
Description: Beautiful art nouveau bronze by well-listed French sculptor Emmanuel Villanis (1858-1914). This decorative vase, titled “Vas dit Meditation” features a pair of prominent female nudes (one seated, one reclining,), and a variety of figurative and textural flourishes in high-relief along the entirety of its form. Like most of Villanis’ work, this vase features a stylized aesthetic blending of classical and art nouveau elements.
During his lifetime, Villanis’ work was popular, especially amongst metropolitan-American collectors. He received much acclaim at home and abroad, exhibiting in or around Paris almost constantly until his death in 1914.
Signed: Yes, signed “E. Villanis” near bottom of vase.
Dimensions: 9ʺW × 9ʺD × 12ʺH
Provenance: Private Estate, NJ, USA