A gold, enamel and gem-set flask with screw top and chain. This richly decorated bottle was designed to contain perfume made from flower distillations and spices which were widely used. Part of the Cheapside Hoard. Production Date: late 16th-early 17th century. Gold; enamel; opal; chalcedony; spinel; ruby; diamond; pink sapphire.
Before the term "Art Nouveau" became common .... [many names referred] specifically to the organic forms that were popular with the Art Nouveau artists: Stile Floreal ("floral style"), Lilienstil ("lily style"), Style Nouille ("noodle style"), Paling Stijl ("eel style"), and Wellenstil ("wave style"). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Nouveau)