A movement intent on breaking with the styles of the past and historicism emerged in the 1890s.

Baptized Art Nouveau, it developed throughout Europe, particularly in the decorative arts.

Forged out of the joint influences of Japonism and Symbolism, this new aesthetic sought its inspiration in the plant world.

Ceramics became one of the movement’s pioneering art forms, in 1989, when Ernest Chaplet , Auguste Delaherche and René Jules Lalique.