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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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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 mottled brown / expresso with cle...
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1970s French Post-Modern Vintage Daum Sculptures

Mid-Century Modern Daum Sculpture Molten Glass signed Bernard Citroen Sculptor
By Daum
Located in Miami, FL
Abstract face in translucide molten glass edited by DAUM for the sculptor Bernard Citroen. Cubist abstract shape, bottle green and amber pâte de verre sculpture, signed on the base...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

Daum Crystal Abstract sculpture
By Daum
Located in Chicago, IL
A French Daum crystal sculpture titled "The Flame".
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Daum Sculptures

Materials

Crystal

Daum France Crystal Paperweight Sculpture
By Daum
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning crystal swirl freeform paperweight by Daum, France. French design of the 1950s with a mouth-blown clear crystal in an abstract figure in a curved swirl-like form. Marked on ...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Léo Laporte-Blairsy "La Voie Lactée" Glass and Silvered Bronze Sculpture
By Leo Laporte-Blairsy, Daum
Located in New York, NY
This French Art Nouveau silvered bronze sculpture, entitled "La Voie Lactée," or "The Milky Way," by Léo Laporte-Blairsy, features a glass globe created by Daum Nancy. In this daring...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Daum Sculptures

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Bronze

Crystal Sailboat Sculpture by Daum France
By Daum
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous crystal sailboat sculpture by Daum, France, circa 2000s. The sculpture is in excellent condition with no chips or scratches and measures 7.5"W x 3"D x 10"H. Etched signature...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Hollywood Regency 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 good condition with no chips or s...
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Late 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Daum, France Pate De Verre Art Glass Big Frog Over Water Lily Leaf Bowl
By Daum
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Daum, France pate de verre art glass big frog bowl. It depicts a large dark green frog with big eyes over a water lily leaf. The leaf has a mix of green, purple and amber c...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

Rhinostellation, Crystal Paste & Patinated Bronze by Richard Texier, Daum
By Daum
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rhinostellation, crystal paste & patinated bronze by Richard Texier, Daum France.
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20th Century French Daum Sculptures

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Crystal, Bronze

French Art Deco Pate-De-Verre Alligator Sculpture, Daum France
By Daum
Located in Hollywood, FL
Original Art Deco Daum France Alligator sculpture, Pate De Verre, signed Daum France underside of tail. The green color on this sculpture turns hues from head to tail and is in incre...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Glass

Rare and Monumental French Art Deco Acid-Etched "Fawn" Vase by, Daum Nancy
By Daum
Located in Englewood, NJ
An extremely fine, rare monumental and museum quality French Art Deco acid-etched "Fawn" vase by, Daum Nancy decorated with four carved blue-purple fawn grazing against a light blue ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

Three Daum "La Belle Endormie" Pate de Verre Figures Female Faces
By Daum
Located in Toledo, OH
Three Daum "La Belle Endormie" pâte de verre figures. Oval form female face in amber 21/500, blue 46/500 and mauve 94/500. Signed and numbered with original boxes. Size: 3" x 4". Des...
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20th Century European Modern Daum Sculptures

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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 piece, titled Athena, was pro...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Daum Sculptures

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Glass

Daum Nancy French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau wheel-carved cameo glass vase by Daum Nancy, featuring a decoration of blue flowers and light blue or grey stems and leaves on an opaque, mottled white and yello...
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Early 20th Century Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

Large French Daum Pate de Verre Crystal Elephant
By Daum
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Daum pâte de verre crystal elephant in amber color. You can see all of the fine detail made to the elephant. Jean-Francois Leroy for Daum.
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Early 2000s French Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

French Model of a Glass Car by Daum, circa 1980
By Daum
Located in Malaga, ES
French model of a glass car by Daum, circa 1980.
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1980s French Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

Dominique VIAL 'XX-XXI' Daum Crystal 'Reflect' Daum Crystal
By Daum
Located in 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

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By Daum
Located in Big Flats, NY
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Antique French Daum Nancy Pate de Verre Art Nouveau Figural Horse Dish
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Located in Big Flats, NY
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Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Daum sculptures for sale on 1stDibs

Daum - sculptures 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 collection of Daum sculptures to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 14 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original sculptures by Daum were created in Europe during the 20th century in Hollywood Regency style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sculptures by Gerard Bouvier, Victor Vasarely and Baccarat. Daum sculptures can vary in price, size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $500 and tops out at $85,000, while pieces like these can sell for $2,995..