Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 13

French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase "Freesia Landscape" by Daum Frères

$4,042.38

About

A beautiful early 20th century cameo glass vase acid etched and enamel painted with orange/red freesia flowers against a white field with excellent colour and very Fine detail, signed Daum Nancy with the Cross of Lorraine. Daum Frères, French, late 19th-20th century - The Daum brothers, Auguste and Antonin, started their famous glass works around 1880. They starting with enameled and engraved "Art Nouveau" style vases, they moved on to become one of the major forces in the Art Nouveau movement. The firm has continued to produce beautiful pate-de-verre glass items throughout the 20th century works normally signed Daum Nancy.

Details

  • Creator
    Daum (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.55 in. (9 cm)Width: 0 in. (0.01 mm)Depth: 0 in. (0.01 mm)
  • Style
    Art Nouveau (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent Original Condition. Please note that our items are genuine antiques with considerable age. It is therefore normal that they will show some signs of wear and handling to the surface.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SKU 61941stDibs: LU3216320668642

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Maker

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. 

About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in London, United Kingdom
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 1936
1stDibs seller since 2017
25 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase by Daum
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French wheel carved cameo glass vase by Daum. The creation of this vase combined the technique of hammering for the foot and wheel carving for the flower decorations. The backgroun...
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Daum French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau satin-finished cameo glass vase, "Fleur de Coloquinte", by Daum, featuring the depiction of zucchini leaves and flowers in pale green, against a mottled opaque ...
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Daum French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau wheel-carved cameo glass vase by Daum, featuring green leaves and orange berries against a dark orange and mottled light green ground, circa 1900. Signed, “D...
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Daum French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau cameo glass vase by Daum, comprised of three pinkish-red poppy flowers wheel carved to show different stages of bloom, against a sky blue martelé technique bac...
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Daum Nancy French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau cameo glass boat-form vase by Daum, featuring an applied wheel-carved pink flowers and etched green leaves. This small, delicate vase has an unusual shape. Circ...
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Daum Nancy French Art Nouveau Cameo Glass Vase
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau cameo glass vase by Daum featuring deep blue flowers on a mottled white and blue ground. The vase has both wheel-carving and martelé techniques. circa 1910. ...
Category

Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art 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, featuring blue flowers and dark green stems and leaves against a mottled white and blue ground. Circa 1900. A vase deco...
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art 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, featuring a decoration of blue flowers and light blue and grey stems and leaves on an opaque, mottled white and yellow gro...
Category

Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery