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Daum Sculptures

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. 

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Creator: Daum
Vintage Sailboat Crystal Sculpture by Daum, France
By Daum
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage crystal sculpture of an abstract sailboat by Daum, France c. 1970's. The piece is in great condition with no chips or cracks. Signed "Daum, France" on the base. Dimensions: 2...
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1970s French Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Daum Sculpture by the American Artist Dan Dailey, XXth Century.
By Daum
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Daum sculpture by the American artist Dan Dailey, XXth Century. Sculpture in pâte de cristal from Daum France by the American artist Dan Dailey, XXth century, ( small lack on the ba...
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20th Century North American Art Deco Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

DAUM Crystal "ELLE" Sculpture by Fabienne Garcher
By Daum
Located in Mérida, YU
Fabienne Garcher "Elle" Sculpture for Daum. ED 47 / 110.
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1980s French Art Deco Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Large Daum Sculpture by the American Artist Dan Dailey, XXth Century.
By Daum
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Important Daum sculpture by the American artist Dan Dailey, XXth Century. Sculpture in pâte de cristal from Daum France by American artist Dan Dailey, 20th century.   h: 31cm, w: 66...
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20th Century French Modern Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Clear Crystal Art Glass Dolphin Sculpture by Daum of France
By Daum
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful clear crystal art glass dolphin sculpture by Daum of France, circa 1980s. The piece is in very good vintage condition with no chips or crac...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Sculpture in Pâte de Verre by Daum France, Representing a Lion, 20th Century.
By Daum
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Sculpture in pâte de verre by Daum France, representing a lion, 20th century. H: 19cm , W: 36cm, D: 8cm
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20th Century French Modern Daum Sculptures

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Glass

Daum Heron Pate de Verre Art Glass Sculpture
By Daum
Located in Dallas, TX
PRESENTING A STUNNING Daum Heron Pate de Verre Art Glass Sculpture with original box. Made by the World renowned French maker of ‘Daum’ of Nancy, France circa 1960-80. Gorgeous art glass piece, hand crafted with translucent/frosted pale blue base, extending upwards to an amber tinted head. Properly marked/etched signature on the base of “Daum, France”. Provenance: Acquired by us from a fine Mississippi Estate, along with other Daum, Lalique and Steuben pieces. It has it’s original Daum box...
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Mid-20th Century French Beaux Arts Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

Horse Sculpture, Daum Numbered 95/195
By Daum
Located in Madrid, ES
Horse sculpture, Daum Glass and crystal Molded and embossed crystal, signed Daum, France', numbered 95/195. Tail split and glued. Dimension: (width) 44 cm.
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20th Century French Modern Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Decorative Object Animal Sculpture Crystal Glass Daum France Midcentury 1980s
By Daum
Located in Palermo, IT
Decorative object/dolphin sculpture by Daum France made of transparent crystal glass. Produced in France in the 80s. Note: We try to offer our customers an excellent service even ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Peacock Sculpture in Pate De Verre by Daum France
By Daum
Located in Benalmadena, ES
Sculpture made in pate de verre by the prestigious French house Daum during the second half of the 20th century in beautiful purple and orange tones. signed at the base Daum France.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Daum Sculptures

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Glass

Large Crystal Sailboat Sculpture by Daum, France
By Daum
Located in San Diego, CA
Large crystal sailboat sculpture by Daum, France, circa 1970s. The piece is invery good vintage condition with no chips or cracks and measures 8"W x 4.5"D x 16.5"H. The sculpture is...
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Late 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Female Torso, Nude, Glass, Pat de verre, signed Legendre, Daum Nancy, France
By Daum
Located in Wien, AT
A rare woman's torso, called Eurydice, in white pat de verre, beautifully designed according to nature, by Maurice Legendre, from the well-known manufacturer Daum Nancy, France. The...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

French Art Deco Pate-De-Verre Alligator Sculpture, Daum France
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco Pate-De-Verre Alligator Sculpture, Daum France.
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20th Century French Art Deco Daum Sculptures

Art Glass Brutalist Iceberg Sculpture by Daum, France, 1970s
By Daum
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A clear art glass sculpture in a Brutalist style of an iceberg by Daum made in France, signed at the bottom, 1970s. Measures: 14.5 inches tall, 4.25 wide, 3.5 deep.
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1970s Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

"Serpent Vide Poche" by Daum Glass
By Daum
Located in London, GB
Entrancing mid 20th Century French pate-de-verre vide-poche decorated with variegated colours of greens and browns with a raised figure of a snake exhibiting fine translucent colour ...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Daum Sculptures

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Glass

Daum Pâte De Verre Sculpture Paradis Adam & Eve Toulhoat Limited Edition/150
By Daum
Located in Gardena, CA
Daum Pâte de Verre Sculpture Paradis Adam & Eve Toulhoat Limited Edition/150 Limited Edition Daum France pâte de verre sculpture,"Paradis" by Pierre Toulhoat...
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20th Century Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

Daum Pate De Vere Abstract Sculpture by Mard De Rosny, Limited Edition of 200
By Daum
Located in Gardena, CA
Daum Pate De Vere Abstract Sculpture by Mard de Rosny, Limited Edition of 200 Multi-colored blue ridged cubes throughout. Marked "de Rosny" to one side base and with a Daum mark a...
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20th Century Daum Sculptures

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Paper

Signed Daum Tall Clear Crystal Giraffe Animal Sculpture Figure, France
By Daum
Located in St. Louis, MO
Stylized large crystal Giraffe sculpture by Daum France. Signed with an etched signature "Daum ". The sculpture is in very nice condition with no chips or scratches. Measures: 16.5".
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20th Century French Hollywood Regency Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Stylized Crystal Squirrel Sculpture by Daum, France
By Daum
Located in San Diego, CA
Stylized crystal squirrel sculpture by Daum France, circa 1990s. The etched signature on the base reads "Daum France"; the sculpture is in very good...
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Late 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Post-Modern Glass "Monaco Powerboat" by Daum
By Daum
Located in Miami, FL
Art Crystal "Monaco Powerboat" sculpture on pate-de-verre blue base by Daum-France. Made in France. Date: 1989.  
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20th Century French Post-Modern Daum Sculptures

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Glass

Daum Pate De Verre Art Glass "Neutron" Sculpture by Paolo Santini, Ltd Ed
By Daum
Located in Gardena, CA
Daum Pate De Verre Art Glass "Neutron" Sculpture by Paolo Santini, Ltd Ed 16.5" Limited Edition of 130. The amethyst purple colored scu...
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20th Century French Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

Daum Crystal Porsche 911 Carrera
By Daum
Located in Fairfax, VA
French Daum crystal vintage Porsche 911 Carrera in high quality finish in frosted engine, tires and seats and clear the rest of the body, designed ...
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1980s French Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Daum Crystal Ferrari 250 GTO Sport Car
By Daum
Located in Fairfax, VA
Fantastic crystal Ferrari GTO by Daum of France. The Ferrari 250 GTO was the 11th of 13 Standard Large Automobiles. Designed by Xavier Froissart for ...
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1980s French Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Pate De Verre Glass Scultputre Entitled "Chimère" by Victor Roman for Daum
By Daum
Located in London, GB
A fascinating limited edition pate de verre glass abstract study of the ferocious fire breathing Chimera with excellent lilac colour and very fine detail. Stamped Daum France, signed Roman and numbered 23/200. Additional Information Height: 16 cm Condition: Excellent Condition Circa: 1970 Materials: Pate de Verre Glass SKU: 5966 About Daum Glass Pâte de Verre is a rare and ancient glassmaking technique, which dates back to 5000 bc...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Daum Sculptures

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Glass

Daum Glass Figure of an Elephant France, Modern
By Daum
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Daum glass figure of an elephant France, modern in Amber Glass engraved 'Daum France' signed Daum Measures: 4 x 3 1 1/2 in.  
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20th Century Daum Sculptures

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Glass

'People Belong to Elephant' by Chen Changwei for Daum, 21/88
By Daum
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Oversized Limited Edition Amber Surrealist Bust titled 'People Belong to Elephant' by Chen Changwei for Daum, 21/88. Artist Chen Changwei breaks with tradition, reinventing the Chine...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Daum Sculptures

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Glass

Daum France Crystal Horse Sculpture
By Daum
Located in Paris, FR
Horse crystal sculpture, signed Daum FRANCE.
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20th Century French Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Daum France, Cats, Kittens, Playing in Glass/Crystal/Pate De Verre, Signed
By Daum
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Adorable kittens kissing and playing in this beautiful Pate De Verre glass sculpture.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Post-Modern Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

Rare Abstract Frosted Solid Block Glass Sculpture by Daum
By Daum
Located in San Diego, CA
A very rare abstract frosted glass sculpture by Daum stamped on the top solid block of glass frosted finish very heavy and unique maybe store display.
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20th Century French Post-Modern Daum Sculptures

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Glass

Stylized Crystal Penguin Sculpture by Daum, France
By Daum
Located in San Diego, CA
Stylized crystal penguin sculpture by Daum France, circa 1980s. The etched signature reads "Daum France" and the sculpture is in very good condition with no chips or scratches. The p...
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Late 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Sculptural 1970s Daum Vase by César Baldaccini
By César Baldaccini, Daum
Located in New York City, NY
A chiseled architectural, multifaceted, sculptural vase by prominent French sculptor Cesar Baldaccini (1921-1998) signed “Daum, France in shades of m...
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1970s French Post-Modern Vintage Daum Sculptures

Daum, France Clear Crystal Large Angelfish Sculpture with Base
By Daum
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Daum clear crystal angelfish sculpture. It depicts a large clear crystal angelfish figure over a clear crystal dome shaped base. The Daum...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Stylized Crystal Toucan Sculpture by Daum, France
By Daum
Located in San Diego, CA
Stylized crystal toucan sculpture with amber beak by Daum France, circa 1980s. The etched signature reads "Daum France" and the sculpture is in very g...
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Late 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

1980s French Crystal Large Bison Figurine by Daum
By Daum
Located in North Miami, FL
1980s French crystal large Bison figurine by Daum. "Bison" The Daum Bison or Buffalo is an impressively sized piece of solid crystal. It is very realist...
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20th Century Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Dominique VIAL 'XX-XXI' Daum Crystal 'Reflect' Daum Crystal
By Daum
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Dominique VIAL (XX-XXI) Daum crystal 'Reflect' Daum crystal signed Daum FRANCE VIAL and numbered 6/388 Measures: Width 14.5 in. (36.2 cm.)  Catalogue note: Daum is a crysta...
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Early 1900s Antique Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

Marie-Paule Deville-Chabrolle for Daum Athena Limited Edition Crystal Sculpture
By Daum, Marie-Paule Deville-Chabrolle
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This pâte de verre crystal sculpture was designed by French sculptor Marie-Paule Deville-Chabrolle (b. 1952) and hand made by Daum in Nancy, France. The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Daum Sculptures

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Glass

Art Deco wrought iron table lamp by Daum Nancy, 1930s
By Daum
Located in Saarburg, RP
Art Deco desk lamp by DAUM - 1930s. The rare Daum Nancy ART DECO ceiling lamp is a fascinating example of the masterful craftsmanship and exquisite design of this renowned French glass manufacturer. This signed table lamp skilfully combines the charm of the Art Deco style with the beauty of wrought iron and floral...
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1930s European Art Deco Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Daum sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Daum sculptures are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of stone and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Daum sculptures, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original sculptures by Daum were created in the mid-century modern style in france during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sculptures by Dominique Pouchain, Line Vautrin, and Claude Victor Boeltz. Prices for Daum sculptures can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $445 and can go as high as $4,161, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,600.
Questions About Daum Sculptures
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Daum glass is normally signed. The location of the company's mark varies, but it usually says "Daum Nancy" above, below or beside the cross of Lorraine, a cross with two crossbars. Find a variety of Daum glass on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    How Daum glass is made involves a process unique to the manufacturer, called pâte de verre. It involves filling a refractory mold with finely crushed glass and then baking the piece in a kiln. Shop a collection of Daum glassware on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, all Daum vases are signed. Authentic Daum glass work will have the signature “Daum Nancy” and incorporate the cross of Lorraine. Looking for a signature is one of the best ways to ensure authenticity. Browse a range of authentic Daum vases and other glassware on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 15, 2024
    Yes, Daum crystal is typically marked. The French maker usually adds the word "Daum Nancy" and its logo, a double cross called the Cross of Lorraine, to its pieces. You can locate the mark in a discreet area, such as on the bottom of stemware and decorative objects. Find a selection of Daum Nancy crystal wares on 1stDibs.

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