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Daum Nancy, Inkwell
Item # 2506036

SOLD PRICE: $6,000

Daum Nancy, Inkwell

I love this Daum Nancy Nancy inkwell from the 1920s, which includes techniques developed earlier in the century. The 1920s characteristics are the bright colors and the foil inclusions. The technique is called paperweight, where the outer layer is clear glass. The foil and the colored glass are internal. The earlier influences are the applied and wheel-carved insects, four in all, each a different color. When molten, clear glass was applied over colored foil, giving each insect a different color -- blue, purple, red or yellow. When the glass was cold, a craftsman engraver carved all of the details for each insect, including the legs into the body of the inkwell, making them very realistic and very cool.

Engraved signature on the side of the inkwell. 4½" tall. Mint condition.