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Daum

For collectors, Daum is a name in the first rank of the French makers of art glass, along with those of Émile Gallé and René Lalique. Led in its early decades by the brothers Auguste (1853–1909) and Antonin Daum (1864–1931), the company, based in the city of Nancy, established its reputation in the Art Nouveau period, and later successfully adopted the Art Deco style.

In 1878, lawyer Jean Daum took over the ownership of a glassworks as payment for a debt and installed his sons as proprietors. Initially, Daum made glass for everyday purposes such as windows, watches and tableware, but the success that Gallé enjoyed at the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris — the international showcase for which the Eiffel Tower was built — inspired the Daum brothers to begin making art-glass pieces. They produced popular works of cameo glass, a decorative technique in which an outer layer of glass is acid-etched or carved off to reveal the layer below, but Daum became best known for vessels and sculptures in pâte de verre — a painstaking method in which finely ground colored glass is mixed with a binder, placed in a mold and then fired in a kiln. 

Though early Daum glass was never signed by individual artists, the firm employed some of the masters of the naturalistic, asymmetrical Art Nouveau style, including Jacques Grüber, Henri Bergé and Amalric Walter (whose first name is frequently misspelled). Daum also collaborated with furniture and metalware designer Louis Majorelle, who created wrought-iron and brass mounts for vases and table lamps. In the 1960s, Daum commissioned fine artists, most notably Salvador Dalí and sculptor César Baldaccini, to design glass pieces. As you see from the works offered on 1stDibs, Daum has been home to an astonishingly rich roster of creative spirits and is today a state-owned enterprise making pâte de verre figurines. 

Average Sold Price
$2,537
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Daum Nancy Wild Orchids
By Daum
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Daum Nancy wild orchids Glazing technique and acid work Circa 1915 Origin France Artist Daum Art nuveau Excellent condition.
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1910s French Art Nouveau Vintage Daum

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Enamel

  • Daum Nancy Wild Orchids
  • Daum Nancy Wild Orchids
  • Daum Nancy Wild Orchids
  • Daum Nancy Wild Orchids
H 6.7 in. W 1.97 in. D 1.97 in.
Daum French Art Deco Table Lamp, Late 1920s
By Daum
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco table lamp by Daum (Croismare), France, late 1920s. Blown double glass shade by Daum on its wrought iron base. Colors : orange, red and dark blue. Measures: Height : ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Daum

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Wrought Iron

Signed, Daum Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A period Art Deco, acid-etched glass vase in an amber tone. Signed "Daum Nancy, France" with the cross of Lorraine- a hallmark of the famed Daum crystal makers. More than 600 glas...
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1920s French Vintage Daum

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Glass

  • Signed, Daum Glass Vase
  • Signed, Daum Glass Vase
  • Signed, Daum Glass Vase
  • Signed, Daum Glass Vase
H 10.75 in. Dm 8 in.
Daum & Hilton McConnico "Nevada" Cactus Cup, 1986
By Hilton McConnico, Daum
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
It is at the end of 1960s that Daum reties with the very particular technique of the molten glass. From this date, of prestigious artists are requested: Dali, Caesar and here Hilton ...
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1980s French Art Nouveau Vintage Daum

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Art Glass

Daum Nancy Enamelled Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Daum Nancy enameled cameo glass vase, France, circa 1910 decorated with red flowers on a mottled yellow ground. signed in gilt Daum Nancy with Lorraine cross Dimensions Height ...
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1910s Vintage Daum

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Glass

Fine Émile Gallé Enamel Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Émile Gallé (1846-1904) A triple over-laid Galle glass vase, France, circa 1900 Signed in Cameo Galle' Measures: Width 8.66 in. (22 cm.) Height 4.72 in. (12 cm.) Literature: Alastai...
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Early 1900s Antique Daum

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Glass

Pair of Art Deco Sconces, Edgar Brandt and Daum Nancy Glass, France, circa 1940
By Daum, Edgar Brandt
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful pair of Art Deco wrought iron sconces by Edgar Brandt, both are stamped in the back " E. Brandt " and with Daum, Nancy glass shades, both signed "Daum Nancy + France".
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Daum

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Wrought Iron

Daum Nancy Rare Vase Wallflowers Art Nouveau France Lorraine, circa 1900
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Daum Nancy rare vase: Its form is of round squeezed type Decoration: Wallflowers. Manufactory: Daum Frères / made in France / Nancy, Lorraine, circa 1900-1905. Designer: ...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Daum

Materials

Glass

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Daum Sellers

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AVANTIQUES
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Art Deco Ceramic Glass Light
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Artisan Lamp Co LLC
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High Style Deco
5.0
Hickmet Fine Arts
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Daum furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Daum furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Daum collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 363 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Daum were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. Many customers also consider furniture by Emile Gallé, Charles Vital-Cornu and Clement Massier if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Daum furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $275 and tops out at $85,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,500 on average.

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