Daum Nancy, Ivy Vase
This is a superb, colorful Daum rarity. There are very few examples of the techniques used in this vase, mostly mushroom vases, which are all very desirable. After acid was used to etch the basic design, the leaves were all wheel-carved to create intricate details. What's different here is that the leaves were then hand-painted with enamel on top of the carving and then fired. The handles are an added bonus and they too were hand-painted before firing. This vase is museum-quality. Great size at 7¾" tall. Signed DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.