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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
A Signed Daum Glass Egret Sculpture c2004
By Daum
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
This monumental Daum animal glass sculpture depicts a perched cormorant or an egret. Made in 3 sizes this is the tallest available. When Jean Daum assumed control of the Verrerie S...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

A Signed Daum Glass Egret Sculpture
By Daum
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
This monumental Daum animal glass sculpture depicts a preening cormorant or an egret. Made in 3 sizes this is the tallest available. When Jean Daum assumed control of the Verrerie ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Daum Sculptures

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Art 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

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

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 Daum, limited edition of 2,394.
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1980s French Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

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 by Xavier Froissart in 1987 for Daum.
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1980s French Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

"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

Amazing, Iconic Modernist, Daum Crystal Racing Car. France 1987
By Daum
Located in Catania, IT
Amazing, Daum Crystal Racing Car. French vintage Racing Car Daum Crystal with high quality finish in engine, satin tires and seats and transparent the rest of the bodywork and detai...
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1980s French Modern 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...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Daum Sculptures

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Glass

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

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 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 condition with no chips or scratc...
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Late 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Daum France Crystal Desk Accessory 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. The piece ...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Crystal Glass Dolphin Sculpture by Daum France, 1960s
By Daum
Located in Lugano, TI
Splendid crystal glass sculpture of a dolphin by Daum France. Signed Daum France on the base.
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1960s French Vintage Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Daum France Pate De Verre Cupidon Sculpture, Ltd Ed of 375, Original Box
By Daum
Located in Gardena, CA
Daum France Pate De Verre Cupidon Sculpture, Ltd Ed of 375. Original Box 18.25"H Beautiful clear transition to a lavender to the base of the sculpture. Engraved Daum mark to the b...
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20th Century French Daum Sculptures

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Art Glass

Limited Edition/8 Daum Pâte de Verre Tête Sacrée du Royaume du Bénin Sculpture
By Daum
Located in Gardena, CA
Limited Edition/8 Daum Pâte de Verre Tête Sacrée du Royaume du Bénin Sculpture Limited Edition Daum France Pâte de Verre Tête Sacrée du Royaume du Bénin with original fitted box. ...
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20th Century Daum Sculptures

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Bronze

Small Crystal Butterfly Sculpture / Paperweight by Daum, France
By Daum
Located in San Diego, CA
Small crystal butterfly sculpture / paperweight by Daum of France, circa 1970s. The etched signature reads "Daum France" and the sculpture is in very good condition with no chips or ...
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Late 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Daum France Pâte de Verre Art Glass Sculpture Eurydice Deville Chabrolle
By Daum
Located in Gardena, CA
Daum France Pâte de Verre Art glass sculpture Eurydice Deville Chabrolle Daum France Pate de Verre art glass sculpture, Eurydice. Sculpture depicts the figure of Eurydice as a nud...
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20th Century Daum Sculptures

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Glass

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

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, France acid etched hallmark is in...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

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

Sculpture, Les Quatre Fils Daum Edition 83/250, Signed C. Poincignou Daum France
By Daum
Located in Madrid, ES
Sculpture, Les Quatre Fils Daum Category Glass and Crystal Model 'Les Quatre Fils Aymon' in molded and relief crystal paste, with bronze swords, decorated in acid, amber and violet...
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20th Century French Modern Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

Cèsar for Daum, Glas Sculpture Bicou 'Dark Brown', No. 76/100, ca. 1990, France
By Daum, César Baldaccini
Located in Basel, BS
Become the owner of a masterpiece. CéSAR (1921-1998) made this fantastic Black Birds for DAUM, in a limited edition of only 100 pieces. This piece is no. 76/100, and dates back t...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

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

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

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 realistic looking.  
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20th Century Daum Sculptures

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Crystal

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

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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

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

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

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. Designed by Annett...
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20th Century European Modern Daum Sculptures

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Glass

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

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

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

Sculptural 1970s Daum Vase by César Baldaccini
By Daum, César Baldaccini
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

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

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

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..
Questions About Daum Sculptures
  • 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 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 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.

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