Daum Nancy, Insects Box
Daum Nancy items with applied and wheel-carved insects are important and sophisticated. The insects were applied with molten glass, with a piece of colored metal foil in the middle. After the box cooled, a glass artist carved the bugs, complete with legs that extend into the box itself. The metal foil reflects in the bugs, giving them nice color. The same for the cabochons. They were carved and faceted by wheel-carving. This box has an amazing three insects and two cabochons. It's museum-quality. Nice size at 4½" wide x 5" long. Engraved signature underneath. Mint condition.