Daum Nancy, Birch Tree Miniature Broken Egg

Birch Tree Miniature Broken Egg
Birch Tree Miniature Broken Egg
Birch Tree Miniature Broken Egg

In my opinion, there is no better shape for miniature vases than the broken egg. This outstanding example is acid-etched and hand-painted with a beautiful and colorful birch tree scene. It's lovely. 1⅞" tall. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2708006
Sold for $2,000 in 2017

Daum Nancy, Birch Tree Scenic Vase

Birch Tree Scenic Vase
Birch Tree Scenic Vase

Daum was able to achieve a high level of detail when they combined the techniques of acid-etching and hand-painted enameling.  This birch tree scenic vase shows off the technique spectacularly.  The colors and details are superb.  It's an important large vase at 16¼".  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2009014
Sold for $8,500

Daum Nancy, Birch Tree Scenic Vase

Birch Tree Scenic Vase

I sold this vase to a client a few years ago and was very happy to recently get it back.  It's a top-notch scenic with incredible detail and color. The irregular rim is a big plus on a very nice size vase, at 8½".  The artist was so proud of his work that he initialed it on the foot rim, "AR".  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2012031
Sold for $6,500

Daum Nancy, Birch Tree Scenic Vase

Birch Tree Scenic Vase
Birch Tree Scenic Vase

Daum made great scenic vases, in all seasons of the year.  This spring or summer scene of birch trees is delightful,  very pleasing in pastel tones.  The shape is great, too -- cylindrical, with a football-shaped mouth and irregular rim (a big plus).  Nice size at 9¼".  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2404009
Sold for $5,500

Daum Nancy, Birch Tree Scenic Vase

Birch Tree Scenic Vase
Birch Tree Scenic Vase
Birch Tree Scenic Vase

I'm quite pleased to be able to offer two rare scenic vases with the same scenes on different shapes. It's a rare and very desirable birch tree (or aspen tree) scene, beautifully painted and detailed. This example is 8" tall and exquisite. Signed in enamel on the foot. Mint condition.

Item #: 2602007
Sold for $4,750 in 2016

Daum Nancy, Birch Tree Vase

Birch Tree Vase

The solifleur (bud vase) shape is one of Daum's most desirable.  This example has beautiful detail and color in a birch tree scene.  A Daum Nancy delight!  4¾" tall.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2106003
Sold for $3,100

Daum Nancy, Black-Eyed-Susan Vase

Black-Eyed-Susan Vase

All of the flowers in this gorgeous vase have been wheel-carved by hand.  Wheel-carving gives a level of detail that is impossible with just acid-etching.  Additionally, the background has been martelé carved, also by hand.  The quality is superb, as well as its being quite beautiful.  Nice big size at 17¼".  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2212016
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Daum Nancy, Blackbird Bowl

Blackbird Bowl
Blackbird Bowl
Blackbird Bowl

If you collect Daum Nancy glass, you know how rare and desirable Blackbird decoration is. This example comes on a very rare shape with a scalloped rim. The detail, color and workmanship are superior. It measures 6" diameter, so it's substantial. Black, hand-painted, enamel signature underneath, Daum Nancy, together with the Cross of Lorraine.

For the best collections.

Item #: 2802006
Sold for $11,500 in 2018

Daum Nancy, Blackbird Miniature Tumbler

Blackbird Miniature Tumbler
Blackbird Miniature Tumbler
Blackbird Miniature Tumbler
Blackbird Miniature Tumbler

Daum Blackbird miniature vases are very rare and desirable. This miniature tumbler is especially nice, with great color, detail and lots of blackbirds. 1¾" tall. Signed DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Item #: 2912020
Sold for $4,750 in 2020

Daum Nancy, Blackbird Miniature Vase

Blackbird Miniature Vase
Blackbird Miniature Vase
Blackbird Miniature Vase

Blackbirds are one of the rarest and best decorations on Daum vases.  This little miniature is a super example.  2¾" tall.  Signed.  Mint condition (with an original fold in the glass from the making.  Shown in the last photo).(#61121)

Item #: 61121
Sold for $3,250

Daum Nancy, Blackbird Miniature Vase

Blackbird Miniature Vase
Blackbird Miniature Vase

Blackbirds are among the rarest and most desirable decorations on Daum vases.  This is the first miniature that I've had in years.  Great item.  1 7/8" tall.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2011017
Sold for $3,750

Daum Nancy, Blackbird Vase

Blackbird Vase
Blackbird Vase
Blackbird Vase

It doesn't get much better than blackbirds for subject matter.  It's one of the rarest and most desirable of all Daum decorations.  This particular example has better color than most, with blue in the sky and some yellow in the snow.  It's a beauty, for the best collections.   Lovely pillow vase shape, with an oval mouth.  4" tall.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2006213
Sold for $8,250

Daum Nancy, Blackbird Vase

Blackbird Vase
Blackbird Vase
Blackbird Vase

It doesn't get much better than blackbirds.  This example is the largest one I've had in quite some time.  The shape is great with an irregular rim.  It's not quite square, but rather slightly rectangular.  The blackbirds and trees are really well done with lots of snow flying in the air.  It's truly a gem for the best collections.  4¼" tall x 5¾" long x 5¼" wide.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2012022
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Daum Nancy, Blackbird Vase

Blackbird Vase
Blackbird Vase

Daum didn't make much better subject matter than blackbirds.  This example is one of the best I've ever owned.  It's good-sized at 8¾" tall, with a beautiful shape.  There are many blackbirds, with excellent blue and yellow in the background.  You couldn't ask for a finer example.  For the best collections.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2306021
Sold for $15,000 in 2014

Daum Nancy, Blackbird Vase

Blackbird Vase
Blackbird Vase
Blackbird Vase

Daum Blackbird vases are quite rare and desirable. I get only one or two  a year, so I was very pleased when I was offered this lovely, diminutive example, 3¾" tall. The color, detail and workmanship are superior, with excellent contrast and blackbirds all around the vase. Signed in enamel underneath "Daum Nancy", together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Item #: 2707002
Sold for $5,500 in 2017

Daum Nancy, Bleeding Hearts Lamp

Bleeding Hearts Lamp
Bleeding Hearts Lamp
Bleeding Hearts Lamp
Bleeding Hearts Lamp
Bleeding Hearts Lamp

Daum doesn't get better than this lamp. I can't remember the last time I had a Daum lamp that was this rare and beautiful. The gorgeous bleeding hearts flowers and leaves were first etched and then hand-painted, followed by firing (making them permanent). It's a killer lamp that I feel privileged to be able to offer for sale. 13¼" tall x 7½" diameter shade. Signed in cameo on both the shade and base. Professionally rewired. Mint condition. For the best collections.

Item #: 2602006
Sold for $23,000 in 2016

Daum Nancy, Bleeding Hearts Miniature

Bleeding Hearts Miniature
Bleeding Hearts Miniature
Bleeding Hearts Miniature

Bleeding hearts are lovely flowers that I grow in my shade garden. They are depicted beautifully on this Daum Nancy miniature tumbler. The colors of the flowers contrast splendidly with the pinks, oranges and yellow mottling in the background. It's a really special example. 2" tall. Signed in cameo on the side "DAUM NANCY", together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Item #: 2806006
Sold for $1,800 in 2019

Daum Nancy, Bleeding Hearts Vase

Bleeding Hearts Vase
Bleeding Hearts Vase

The detail on this vase is so exquisite, the flowers look real.  Additionally, there are fine gilded lines painted in the flowers and stems to add even more detail.  The vase is even dated, a real rarity, 18 Octobre 1900, in gold, near the foot.  Vases with gilding are usually gilded on the rim and foot, as this one is.  The signature is gilded too, on the underside.  7¾".  Mint condition.

Item #: 2010036
Sold for $4,000

Daum Nancy, Bleeding Hearts Vase

Bleeding Hearts Vase
Bleeding Hearts Vase
Bleeding Hearts Vase

Bleeding hearts are beautiful flowers that bloom in early spring. They're beautiful in person and just as beautiful as depicted on this vase. The colors and workmanship are truly superior. Add to the mix the monumental size of 13¾" and you have an important vase. It's rare to get such fine acid-etching and enameling on a Daum vase of this size. Most examples are much smaller. Signed in cameo on the side of the vase. Mint condition.

Item #: 2605016
Sold for $7,450 in 2018

Daum Nancy, Blownout Scenic Vase

Blownout Scenic Vase
Blownout Scenic Vase

Gallé produced many more different models of blownout vases than Daum.  This scenic vase is Daum's best blownout vase.  It comes in a few variations, with this color scheme being the best.  The colors are gorgeous and intense.  Now what's really different is that there is wheel-carving of a scene in the background of a town and a church steeple.  This is the only model of blownout vase for both Daum and Gallé that has wheel-carving.  It makes for a rare and spectacular vase.  To top it off, this is the best color that I have ever seen in this model.  The condition is pristine.  11½" tall.   Signed.

Item #: 2109006
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Daum Nancy, Blownout Scenic Vase

Blownout Scenic Vase

Daum did not execute as many different models in blownout vases as Gallé.  This scenic is the most famous of Daum's blownouts and comes in different color variations.  This is the rare blue version.  The main trees are blownout and the detail in the background between the trees is wheel-carved.  This vase is a real beauty besides being rare.  11½".  Signed.  Mint condition.  (#51235)

Item #: 51235
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Daum Nancy, Blownout Scenic Vase

Blownout Scenic Vase
Blownout Scenic Vase

Daum made this model of blownout vase in different color combinations. This green and orange variation is the most colorful. The detail between the tree trunks is wheel-carved and includes a town with a church steeple. It's a gorgeous example.  Very nice size at 11¼" tall.  Signed.  Mint condition. 

Item #: 2311013
Sold for $10,000 in 2015

Daum Nancy, Blownout Scenic Vase

Blownout Scenic Vase
Blownout Scenic Vase

All blownout vases are a step up from standard vases.  Daum made far fewer different models than Galle.  This scenic model comes in four variations, representing the seasons.  This rare variation with purple, blue and yellow is probably winter.  It's killer, with wheel-carved detail of trees and foliage between the trees.  Very nice size at 11¼" tall.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2306030
Sold for $7,100 in 2014

Daum Nancy, Blue Daisy Vase

Blue Daisy Vase
Blue Daisy Vase
Blue Daisy Vase

This exciting Daum blue floral vase is very sophisticated. The glass was layered when it was molten, first with a deep blue layer, then with a pale green layer. When the vase was cold it went through the standard acid-etching process, which revealed the flowers and leaves. What makes it special is what happened next. All of the flowers, buds and background were wheel-carved. This required a highly skilled craftsman who spent hours creating the incredible detail which is only possible with wheel-carving. It's a masterpiece. Nice big size at 12" tall and bulbous. Fancy engraved signature along the foot rim. Mint condition.

Item #: 2606043
Sold for $11,500 in 2017

Daum Nancy, Boats Mini Tumbler

Boats Mini Tumbler
Boats Mini Tumbler

Nice bright Daum marine scenic mini tumbler, 3½" tall.  Acid-etched, enamel-painted and fired.  Excellent detail.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2106053
Sold for $1,785 in 2014

Daum Nancy, Bottle

Bottle

Mini bottle with removeable lid. Acid-etched, enameled and gilded with thistle decoration on a purple ground. 3". Signed. Perfect condition. (#10611)

Item #: 10611
Sold for $1,650

Daum Nancy, Bowl

Bowl

This wonderful Daum Nancy bowl was first acid-etched and then hand-painted with crushed glass enamel paint in the mistletoes and then gilded detail was added by hand-painting to all of the leaves, branches, lettering, the rim and foot. Finally the bowl was fired again to make the enameling and gilding permanent. Rare interior and exterior decoration. "Verrerie Parlant" vase, "Au Gui l'An Neuf" which roughly translated means "With mistletoe, to the New Year". The condition is perfect. The vase measures 4½" tall x 10½" diameter. Signed. (#50910)

Item #: 50910
Sold for $1,150

Daum Nancy, Bowl

Bowl

Pretty red flowers and leaves. Hand painted with enamel glass paints, acid-etched and fired. 6" diameter. Signed. Perfect condition. (#10119)

Item #: 10119
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Daum Nancy, Bowl

Bowl
Bowl

Beautiful pinched bowl with acid-etched flowers of different colors.  It's quite unusual to find different color varieties of the same flower on one object and this one is a beauty!  6" diameter.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 1306044
Sold for $1,250

Daum Nancy, Bowl

Bowl
Bowl
Bowl

Bowls don't come much nicer than this. Strong blue thistle flowers on a shaded frosted to yellow to pink mottled background. Gilded rim with gilded details to all the stems and leaves. Big size at 3" tall x 8" diameter. Gilded signature. Mint original condition with tiny acid burn on the rim that has been gilded over at the factory (only mentioned for accuracy). This beautiful bowl makes me smile.  (#61116)

Item #: 61116
Sold for $3,750

Daum Nancy, Box

Box
Box

Just the best quality box with the finest precision-painted decoration.  The enameling and acid-etching were done by one of Daum's finest craftsmen.  Just superior quality throughout in this rare box.  Wonderful en grisaille hand-painted scene on the lid.  Signed.  Mint condition.  2¼" tall x 5" diameter.

Item #: 61216
Sold for $5,865

Daum Nancy, Box

Box
Box
Box

Rare early enameled box with moth decoration, one large one on the cover and two smaller ones on the box.  Techniques include enameling, acid-etching and gilding.  Lots of intricate detail.  Also rare to find boxes with original hardware as most boxes do not have this.  5½" x 5" x 2¾" t. Unsigned.  Mint condition.

Item #: 70699
Sold for $4,000

Daum Nancy, Broken Egg Floral

Broken Egg Floral

The broken egg may be my favorite shape in Daum.  It comes in a few sizes, with this one being medium, 4" tall.  It's the most beautiful example of a broken egg that I've ever owned.  The flowers are acid-etched and enameled, but what's spectacular are the gilded tips of the flowers -- never saw that before.  The background is super, shading from a rich green to aubergine at the bottom.  Once there is any gilding in a Daum vase, it is frequently found in other parts, so the rim and the base both have gilding.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2108103
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Daum Nancy, Carnation Vase

Carnation Vase
Carnation Vase
Carnation Vase
Carnation Vase

Isn't this vase a beauty? It's decorated with lovely carnations, martelé wheel-carved in the background and fire-polished. Sophisticated and top-quality. 5¾" tall. Fancy engraved, gilded signature on the underside. Mint condition.

Item #: 2510027
Sold for $4,450 in 2016

Daum Nancy, Chandelier

Chandelier
Chandelier

I don't get many Daum chandeliers, so I'm quite pleased to have acquired this one.  It's exceptionally pretty with very deep indigo grapes on a vivid background with heavily mottled purple shading to yellow with orange mottles.  The overall drop from the ceiling is 35", but that can be adjusted either way, depending on the height of your ceiling.  The diameter is 16".   I really love this one.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 1812006
Sold for $7,500

Daum Nancy, Columbine Cup

Columbine Cup

Very pretty columbine flowers adorn this rare Daum cup, 4½" tall.  Beautifully colored and detailed.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2206010
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Daum Nancy, Columbine Salt

Columbine Salt

Daum floral salts are rarer than scenic ones.  This one is beautifully acid-etched and painted with columbine flowers.  A great addition to any salt collection.  Priced to sell quickly.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2006022
Sold for $1,300

Daum Nancy, Columbine Tumbler

Columbine Tumbler
Columbine Tumbler

Daum tumblers came in several shapes from round to square to diamond.  This classic round tumbler has been expertly etched, hand-painted and fired.  The colors and workmanship of the columbine flowers are superb.  It's a superior example.  5" tall.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2005018
Sold for $2,650

Daum Nancy, Columbine Vase

Columbine Vase

Rare shape with beautifully acid etched and hand enamel painted columbine flowers. 6" tall. Signed. Perfect condition. (#10336)

Item #: 10336
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Daum Nancy, Columbine Vase

Columbine Vase

It's hard to tell from the photo, but this is a monumental vase, 21" tall.  The color and detail are top-notch, so this vase belongs in the best collections.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2101004
Sold for $9,500

Daum Nancy, Columbine Vase

Columbine Vase
Columbine Vase

Columbine flowers are lovely, so Daum repeated this decoration on many different shaped vases.  This example is a classical form in a very nice cabinet-sized version, 8" tall.  Carefully acid-etched and enameled to create realistic, beautiful flowers.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2106004
Sold for $3,950 in 2016

Daum Nancy, Cornflower Bud Vase

Cornflower Bud Vase
Cornflower Bud Vase
Cornflower Bud Vase

The term solifleur literally translated from French means lone flower, but in English it's referred to as a bud vase. It's a very desirable shape that is collected by many collectors.

This example is exceptional, with vivid blue cornflowers and black pine cones. The techniques are acid-etching, hand-painted enameling and gilding. Together they create a masterful level of sophistication and beauty.

5" tall. Gilded signature on the underside DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Item #: 2905004
Sold for $3,150 in 2022

Daum Nancy, Cornflower Miniature Vase

Cornflower Miniature Vase

The quality and detail on Daum miniature vases is what many people admire.  This example has the very desirable pillow shape with beautiful cornflowers and excellent color and contrast.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2011013
Sold for $1,800

Daum Nancy, Cornflower Vase

Cornflower Vase
Cornflower Vase

I remember when auctioneers used to say "Change your tune" when a very fine item was coming to the block.  OK, well, change your tune!  This is a superb example of Daum's work.  First there is the very desirable shape.  More importantly is the great color and decoration.  When do you see such beautiful, vivid, blue cornflowers on a peach background with blue mottling, shading first to green (for the grass) and then to intense blue (for the soil)?  What a great vase!  Nice size at 7¼" tall.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 1808011
Sold for $6,000

Daum Nancy, Covered Egg

Covered Egg
Covered Egg
Covered Egg

A Daum covered egg is a rare and desirable shape. It's especially desirable when the decoration is beautiful, as it is in this case, with colorful purple and red tulips growing from the bottom, against a lovely shaded orange to green background. Additionally there is extensive use of gilding for the detail in the leaves, stems and branches. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in quality. 4¼" tall. Gilded signature underneath, together with an original sticker from the retailer, Majorelle. Mint condition.

Item #: 2505031
Sold for $7,750 in 2015

Daum Nancy, Covered Jar

Covered Jar
Covered Jar
Covered Jar

What a cool item! Most Daum items with two parts are covered boxes. It's quite rare to find a covered jar, with a correct, original lid. The decoration is just beautiful with white flowers, green leaves and brown branches on a highly mottled yellow to orange background. It's Goldilocks-sized, just right. 4½" tall x 5¼" diameter. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2505018
Sold for $7,750 in 2015

Daum Nancy, Crane Vase

Crane Vase
Crane Vase

Cranes in flight is rare subject matter.  This is a beautifully executed vase, with fine detailing, gilding and internal flourishes of burgundy.  4" tall x 4¼" diameter.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2209020
Sold for $4,150 in 2014

Daum Nancy, Cranes Vase

Cranes Vase
Cranes Vase
Cranes Vase
Cranes Vase

Cranes are very rare and desirable subject matter for Daum vases. This example is really special, with exquisite detail for the cranes and rising sun. The techniques are acid-etching, hand-painted enameling and gilding, which all make for one great vase. The footed shape is elegant. Gilded signature underneath DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. 4½" tall. Mint condition. For the best collections!

Item #: 2905007
Sold for $8,000 in 2019

Daum Nancy, Creamer

Creamer

I've seen a lot of Daum glass in my career, but this is a rarity I've never seen before.  It's a creamer with acid-etched and enameled decoration of a mother and child in the forest on a rainy day -- fantastic.  On the other side are acid-etched and enameled pink and lavender bell flowers.  There are traces of gilding on the rim and handle.  3" tall x 3" diam.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2201024
Sold for $3,150

Daum Nancy, Crocus Ewer

Crocus Ewer
Crocus Ewer

Ewers are highly desirable because the shape is more unusual and decorative than most vases.  In addition, the applied handle is an important additional step.  The beautiful crocus flowers were first acid-etched and then intricately detailed by hand with enamel paints and fired.  From the top, the decoration is of leaves, vines and seed pods.  There are gilded details to the veining in the leaves and stems as well as the highlights to the handle, top rim and stopper.  The stopper is hand-carved with diagonal faceting on both sides.  Many times the stoppers are lost or damaged.  This is a killer ewer destined for the best collections.  Nice size at 9¾".  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 70621
Sold for $7,400