From the John & Rico Collection of

Art Nouveau Antiques


The Drawing Room of Newport







Gift wrapping is available for smaller items and of course we can ship purchases to most destinations via UPS, U.S. Postal or Fedex / and as with all our main pages, just click on the image to take you to detailed images of that item..

If you wish to be added to our email newsletter - just sign up below:

Sign Up Now









# 5246. A fine and rare Art Nouveau footed cup. Size: 13" tall. The base is 4.5" in diameter. The Bowl is 5.5" at its widest with the top opening being 5" across and 3.5" deep. The entire metal surface is highly gilt. The under metal is undetermined and has a silver color. The only marks are on the underside "11". Similar styled forms are pictured on pages 100 and 101 in Waltraud Neuwirth's "Bluhender Jugendstil Band 1" and are described as "Goblet (metal) probably J.C. Klinkosch, Vienna." There are several examples from the firm of Klinkosch and all are attributed: none marked. Stated in " Modern Art of Metalwork Brohan Museum" on page 518 under the title J.C.Klinkosch: "At the turn of the century contacts were taken up with the Vienna Secession." Price on request.

# 4986. A German Art Nouveau Display Cabinet. Size: 57" x 23" x 97.5" tall. In two sections: the upper display cabinet opens only from each side; the glass shelves inside are 10" x 41" long; one mirrored shelf on the bottom and two adjustable glass shelves. The glass shelves, mirrors and brackets are contemporary. The side glass and front glass appear to be period to the cabinet. There are modern halogen lights in the upper display area. The lower section has two drawers and a cabinet which reveals three wood shelves. The wood is veneer oak with strong Art Nouveau flower decorations in relief. Condition: there is some veneer loss and some veneer surface lifting on the top of the cabinet on which the glass cabinet sits. The side doors to the glass cabinet are very tight to open: they lock and there are replacement keys to each side. Not a 'finely' made cabinet piece but very effective. Paper drawer liners indicate that this cabinet came from Remscheider, Germany (the liner is actually an advertizing poster with names of about 30 businesses. The poster appears to be from the 1970's) and we suspect that it was used in some fraternal or military museum for display of historical objects. This cabinet would be an excellent display unit for a collection of glass, pottery or militaria. Price: $5,000.00.

# 5141. A French Art Pottery Vase. Etched signature for Gaziello Vallauris. Size: 11.75" or 30cm tall. The metallic glaze varies from top to bottom: copperish on the top to a green on the base. The glaze is a little different on each side. The surface is bumpy with the entire vase having a hand hammered finish. Condition: a rim glaze line from the top down for about 1.5" plus another glaze line on the opposite side of the top, impossible to photograph. Both glaze lines are about the same size; and two under base edge flakes. A very attractive vase. The form is pinched at the top to create a quatrafoil lip with the appearance of fluting almost to the base. Price $1,650.00.

# 4864. A Heliosine Ware pottery Art Nouveau Vase. Circa 1910. 21.5" tall and a 5.5" square base. Marked under the glaze: Heliosine Ware Austria with a crown. Incised Numbers "21039" and "3". We believe that the crown mark is for the firm of Ernst Wahliss. They were a retailer and maunfacturer, opening a shop in Vienna in 1836 with branches in London (1888) Berlin (1896); they were agents for Reissner, Stellmacher & Kessel and Zsolnay. The firm was renamed Alexander Porcelain Works Ernst Wahliss in 1905. This information is from Marks and Monograms of the Modern Movement by Malcolm Haslam which is an excellent reference book (ISBN 0 7188 2291 9) Condition: two very long cracks on oposite sides of the very tall vase from the top down about 8". Rubbing to the dull metallic glaze. A very large example of this most uncommon line of Art Nouveau Ceramics. Price: $950.00.

Book Details ISBN: 0764324365 ; Authors: Federico Santi and John Gacher. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 500 color photos Pages: 240 Availability: Now Available Binding: Hard Cover Book Description The streets of Budapest, Hungary, and Vienna, Austria, are rich in masterpieces of Art Nouveau ironwork. Around nearly every corner of the residential districts and business hubs of these great cities, architectural treasures wait to be appreciated by the discerning eye. 500 vivid photos show the many, varied interpretations of Art Nouveau forms used in balustrades and balconies, lanterns and gates, doorways, elevator door façades, and more. This book will inspire many to make new travel plans and will delight everyone with a passion for beautiful decorative ironwork. Explanations of the settings discuss the details and decorative motifs associated with the various ironwork objects illustrated, and detailed photographs enhance the reader's understanding and appreciation. A bibliography is included. Quotes: Midwest Book Review--California Bookwatch (Nov. 2006) ...An excellent history of an outstanding survey of ironwork art covers--a region given little attention elsewhere.Price $49.95 plus shi


Item # B 1. A rare folio of photo engravings from the "L'Art Decoratif aux Salons de 1906": The Decorative Arts Salon of 1906. Size: app. 7.75" x 11.75" (page size, outer folio a little larger. Condition: there are about 105 pages and there must be several missing, there are 154 pages listed in the index, the outer folio covers are stained and fragile, the existing pages (this is a loose leaf assembly of pages) have minor tears and edge staining, but for the most part the images are clean. It seems that two organizations were listed: Society des Artistes Francais, Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts. The Editor was Armand Guerinet. Pictured are works by (among others): Gaston Bigard, Paul-Emile Brandt, Boutet de Monvel, Gaston, Charlet, Mile Flore Herbin, Gaston Charlet, Maurice Delanney, Auguste Fourain, Paul Hesbert, R. Petit, Victor Lhuer, A. Quenard, E. Quentin, Mile S. Rabant, L.C. Tiffany, Taxile Doat, Michel Cazin, Camille Gueyton, etc. This folio came out of a Newport Rhode Island private library and was probably purchased at the time of its printing for that library here in Newport. The pages are suitable for copying and would make a wonderful reprint for designers and decorative arts educators. Most of the plates are of jewelry. There are only about 10 Tiffany items pictured. The plates are one sided. Price: $750.00.

# 3823. A fine and rare Secession cachepot on pedestal. Manufactured by the Julius Dressler Factory in Biela, Bohemia. Made around 1910. Fully marked with factory marks. The size is: in its entirety 41" tall. The jardiniere is 16" diameter at the top and at the base (inside) app. 9" and 15" tall. The pedestal: 27" tall with a footprint of 19". Condition: no cracks or chips. The surface is painted to look like oxydized copper/bronze, there are scratches and minor paint losses to the surfaces. The patina treatment is original. The price for this two section item is: $4,500.00. Shipping: I would feel uncomfortable shipping this item, it is large a fragile. I would rather that it be picked up from our gallery.

Tile # 6. Broad olive green leaves contrast against a green, blue and gold eosin background. 6" square. Turn of the Century. Pictured in Waltraud Neuwirth's book "Blühender Jugendstil" Book 1 on page 14. Unmarked and minor surface wear. Circa 1900-1914. {alnn} Price on Request.

BK3. A Secession Era Folio. Titled: "Neue Ideen Für Modernen Schmuck" "Herausgegeben von René Beauclair" "Im Verein Mit André Petitjean, Jules Armbruster, Paul Liénard, Emile Jammes, Paul F. Follot" "24 Taflen" "Verlag von Jul. Hoffmann Stuttgart" The previous quoted items are the listing on the interior cover page. inner folio cover stamp: "William Hepburn Importer & Publisher 10 E. 16th Street N.Y." This is a loose leaf folio. I would date this folio around 1905. There are 30 either monochrome (one color against cream paper) or polychrome pages. There are some duplicate numbers. I have pictured several. Size of the interior pages: 10" x 13.5"; the exterior folio is slightly larger. Condition: soiled outer cover with a crease mark in the bottom right edge; tying ribbons intact; corner edge creases to many pages and some top edge staining. Price for this collection is: $1,000.00.

Item # 4313. An electric Arts and Crafts / Art Nouveau / Secession era Chandelier. This is a period fixture, c. 1915. Size: 25" across and 14" tall. Suspended from a single chain. New wiring, old sockets that came with this chandelier. Material: bright gold brass inset with yellow slag glass panels. There is a metal wire under the lip where there was probably a beaded fringe attached; now there is a quilted gold fabric hanging from that wire. Condition: new wiring and there is small loss to one of the panels as shown in one of the photos (does not show from the outside). Price: $2,750.00.

# 5038. A Secession - Art Nouveau - form Zsolnay vase. Form number 5750 and so incised. Size: 9" tall and 4.5" diameter. Condition: surface scuffs consistent with use and age; a glaze line (unphotographable) from the top edge through one of the red glazed flowers 1.5" down into the vase, inside and outside. No restorations or overpainting. The Glaze is original. Design by Lajos Mack. c. 1898-1900. Mack made a number of designs using this undulating vine to flower decor including a plaquette that was intended to be hung on a wall. This flower and tendril form seems to be the most pleasing of this design. A form that surfaces from time to time with different glaze colorations. This one incorporates green, red, purple, and blue Eosin glazes in a well defined design. The only marks are the incised factory form number. Our item # 141 is an identical design used in a Cachepot. P.O.R.

# 4678 is an Period Art Nouveau vase. In the Secession Style, turn of the century. Marks: painted gold numbers: "2282/0" "B80" "268". Size 13.33" (34cm) tall. Condition: gold loss consistent with use and age. Glaze: blue background with some silver crystallizations, running, metallic oxides and volcanic concretions. Country of origin: probably France.Ceramists in France experimenting with similiar glazes were: Dalpayrat, Dammouse, Delaherche, Doat, Lachenal, etc. Price: $850.00.

Tile # 9. These tiles because of the type of firing and glaze (Pyrogranite) could withstand use in exterior construction. Green and gold Eosin organic decorations against a marble background. Size: 6 1/2" square. Circa 1900 and 1914. (Loaned to The Rhode Island School of Design Museum for a 1997 exhibition on Ceramics) Impressed steeples and "Zsolnay Pecs" marks. Some very minor surface wear to this heavy weighted tile. Early example of Central European Abstract symbolism-a true museum example. {llnn} Price on Request.

# 4840. A Three piece Clock Garniture. Soft Paste Pottery. Size of the clock is: 19" tall x 13" wide and 7" deep. Each of the two vases at 13" tall x 9" wide and 6" deep. Condition: multiple edge flakes to the very three dimensional applied flowers and leaves. Mark with a factory incised mark. The clock itself strikes on the hour and half hour and is in operating condition. Made by Edouard Gilles, ceramist, who produced about the same time as early Galle. Circa 1868-1895. The price for the three piece set is: $3,950.00.

# 4983. A set of four rare American Dance cards from Harvard University. First is titled "Senior Spread Class of 1902" - size 3 7/8" x 5 3/4". The 1902 Senior Spread Committee included Remsen Brinckerhoff Ogilby, Richard Elbert Edwards and Frederick Indersoll Emery. Patronesses included (as noted): Mrs. William A. Bancroft, Mrs. L.B.R. Briggs, Mrs. Richard H. Dana, Mrs. Arthur Lithgow Devens, Mrs. Richard C. Divey, Mrs. Charles W. Eliot, Mrs. Woodward Emery, Mrs. F.L.Higginson, Mrs. William J. Ladd, Mrs. William Lawarence, Mrs. Thomas Motley, Mrs. M.H. Richardson, Mrs. Joseph B. Russell, Mrs. Charles S. Sargent, Mrs. N.S. Shaler, Mrs. James J. Storrow, Mrs. Barrett Wendell, Mrs. Harold Williams and Mrs. Alfred Winsor. Of the 22 dances listed in this card, the bearere had filled out all but 4. This was a very busy night for the dancer. The was a card of a gentleman as all the dances partners are ladies. The most interesting and unusual dance listed is the "Portland Fancy." Condition of this card: separated outer card. We have a duplicate of the 1902 card in about the same condition. There is a 1901 "Senior Spread Class of 1901" card in the same condition thought the pencil is missing from this card. There is also on this collection a 1904 card with the Senior Spread Committee as follows: Harold Garfield Dillingham, William Jackson Clothier and Chester Haven Robinson. Condition of this card is intact but the pencil is missing. The cover design reflects thematically art of the era with Japonisme influencing the theme. Price for the four card is: $1,000.00.


Tile # 12. In the world of tiles this is truly a masterpiece. A reflection in water of foliage and a spider web. Blue and gold eosin glaze. Size: 6 " square. Strongly Japanesque-Aesthetic in feeling. Like a John Lafarge nocturne watercolor {1885 Met NYC} Unmarked; scratch and normal wear. Circa 1890-1914; blacked oak contemporary Secession Style Frame. {elnn} Price on Request.




The Drawing Room is located at 152-154 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840.We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment. If you have an interest in an item listed in this document or wish to purchase an item, please call us at 1-401-841-5060. (cell: 1-401-261-3980) The Partnership of Gacher and Santi has been in business for over 30 years. We have been located in Newport since 1985. All images copyright by F. Santi, 2017

Email us:

Our Email address is:

Newport RI

Free counters provided by

Visitors since 01-17-01