French Art Glass: Daum

Daum. Nancy, France. The Daum glassworks was founded in Nancy, France in 1875. They, along with Emile Galle who was a close associate, made some of the most beautiful pieces of glassware ever made, including their amazing Art Nouveau pieces, a return to the art of nature.  All of their work was signed.

PW 2461. Daum. Nancy, France, Small Floral Vase Museum Piece, circa 1895-1905.  A beautifully etched and enameled signed floral (fuchsia) vase with a square shape when viewed from above or below. A stunning and elegant example in excellent condition. Signed in raised relief with “Daum Nancy” and the Cross of Lorraine. A nice cabinet size at 4 5/8 inches in height and  2 1/8 inches square. Weight is fourteen ounces. Ground and polished pontil mark.  $1450

PW 2457. Daum. Nancy, France, 8 ½ inch tall Leaves and Berries Vase Museum Piece, circa 1905-WW1.  A beautifully etched and enameled signed bright, beautiful, festive, classy vase in about perfect condition. The only evidence of use is light foot wear. Daum had a gift for giving a natural light look to their Art Noveau pieces as with this sunset orange and golden sky background. The leaves and berries stand in relief to the etched background glass and are exquisitely enameled to bring them to life. A stunning and elegant example in excellent condition with no problems. Signed in raised relief with “Daum Nancy France” and the Cross of Lorraine. The etching is unbelievably beautiful. The background to the leaves and berries is etched to a pleasing softness. They did a great job coloring, enameling, and etching the leaves to give them a lifelike look. It exudes character. A nice large cabinet size at 8 1/2  inches in height; 4 ½ inches diameter at the widest point; one pound.   $1250

PW 2542. Daum. Nancy, France, 5 1/2 inch tall Etched, Gilded, and enameled Vase Museum Piece, circa 1890s.  Beautiful floral spray (perhaps pussy willow) in yellow and peach enamel arrayed along a gilded stem above gilded fronds and pleasingly etched glass. So nice. Painted on the base “Daum Nancy” and the Cross of Lorraine. Excellent condition with no issues. A nice cabinet size at 5 1/2  inches in height; 2 3/8 inch diameter  at the  widest point; four ounces.   $650

PW 2472. Daum. Nancy, France, Small Floral Vase Museum Piece, circa 1895-1905.  A beautifully etched and enameled signed floral vase with a tall tapered narrow neck. Daum had a gift for giving a natural light look to their Art Noveau pieces as with this vibrant and full of the essence of life green base and elegant deep peach top. The leaves and flowers stand in relief to the matte etched multi-colored background glass and are enameled with fine detail to bring them to life. The top and fine details of the flowers are gilded. A stunning and elegant example in excellent condition. Signed on the base in gild “Daum Nancy” and the Cross of Lorraine. A nice cabinet size at 4 9/16 inches in height and 2 inches in diameter.  $1500