Daum – A very finely acid etched and enamelled solifleur vase decorated with Cyclamen flowers and leaves. The design is also highlighted with gilt. Produced circa 1900. Signed in enamel to the underside Daum Nancy and with the cross of Lorraine.
An exceptionally fine and delicate example. The enamelling is extremely fine and the acid etching throughout shows the skill of the master craftsman.This is a stunning piece and a very fine and rare example. Excellent original condition
The Daum Glassworks was established in Nancy, France in 1875 and is still making glass today albeit of a very different style. The family were originally Lawyers not glassmakers. Jean Daum the father of Antonin and Auguste originally took over the glassworks as part payment of a debt.
Auguste (also a lawyer) joined his Father shortly afterwards and started to develop and expand the business. Auguste and Antonin and later Michel were the main family members involved in the major development of the Company.
The Company employed major designers including Jacques Gruber, Amalric Walter, Henri Bergé, and in more recent times Philippe Stark and Salvador Dali. They developed and patented many techniques in glassmaking and were always at the forefront of design and manufacturing.
In 1900 at the Exposition Universelle they were awarded a Grand Prix medal and quickly became one of the major makers in the Art Nouveau movement.
More information regarding Daum can be found in the Artists Section
Date – 1900