Daum Nancy, Farm Vase
Daum Farm scenes are rare and highly collectible. This particular example has more going for it than usual. First it was painted by Daum's best artist, whose initials are B.S. (click here for more about B.S.) The artwork is fantastic. Second, it's a nice, big size at 13¾". Third, it has impeccable provenance from the collection of King Frederik VIII of Denmark and thence by descent. That's something I don't get to say very often.
Signed in enamel on the side of the vase DAUM NANCY B.S., together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition. It's the best quality for the best collections.