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Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts were two design movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Art Nouveau design frequently utilizes whiplash curves and romantic or symbolist imagery. Arts and Crafts design grew out of a backlash to the Industrial Revolution and the craftsmanship that was lost with it and often includes design elements such as Celtic knots; floral and foliate motifs influenced by Medieval design; and hand-hammered texture.

Elements of Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts design often overlap with each other and bleed into some of the more traditional jewelry produced during the late Victorian and Edwardian eras.

There were concurrent movements that share stylistic similarities including Jugendstil in Germany, Skonvirke in Denmark, the Glasgow School in Scotland, and the Vienna Secession and Wiener Werkestatte in Austria.

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