A French Art Nouveau patinated bronze iris candlestick by, Jeanne Jozon, depicting a nude woman sitting a top a lily pad gazing towards the iris. It is signed, "J. Jozon” and further impressed and bears the “Salon des Beaux Arts”
"Art Nouveau Sculpture" by Alastair Duncan, page 73.
"Bronzes, Sculptors & Founders: Vol III" by Harold Berman, Abage, Chicago, ©1977 pg.778 no. 2877
"All Color Book of Art Nouveau" by, Geoffrey Warren, ©1971 pg.20 fig. 17
The Art Nouveau Period (1890-1914) is an international movement of architecture and the decorative arts at the turn of the 20th century. It is characterized by non-geometric plant and floral-inspired motifs, as well as highly-stylized, sinuous lines. It was a reaction to mass production and a return to handcraftsmanship and the human imagination. Designers in the movement include Charles Rennie Mackintosh, René Lalique, and Louis Comfort Tiffany,