Daum – A charming, very finely acid etched and enamelled beaker vase decorated with Fuschia flowers and leaves. Produced circa 1895. Signed in cameo Daum Nancy and with the cross of Lorraine.
The enamelling flowers and leaves is particularly fine and would have taken at least 3 coats of enamel to achieve this quality. The leaves are also highlighted with gold enamel. Very fine hand finished work.
This is a beautiful piece and a fine example of the master craftsmanship of Daum that would enhance any collection. 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.
Date – 1895