Daum Nancy, Applied berry vase

Daum Nancy, Applied berry vase

ITEM # 2905008

Vases with applications are rare with sophisticated workmanship. The berries were applied when the glass was molten and the details in the leaves and stems were hand-painted and fired. The colors are strong and the shape is quite nice, slightly squared off, resulting in an octagonal mouth. It's rare and a beauty.  Nice size at 5½" tall x 6¼" diameter. Signed DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Berries and thorns vase

Daum Nancy, Berries and thorns vase

ITEM # 2706003

There's so much going on in this wonderful Daum Nancy vase, I don't know where to begin, so here goes. First it's beautiful to look at, with the gorgeous color and detail of the berries and thorns. The extra layer of lavender glass below the purple adds opacity and contrast. The wheel-carved martelé texture toward the bottom is an extra flourish that nicely adds to the attractiveness of the vase. The vase is moderately large, 12" tall x 9" diameter and has a presence. Signed "DAUM NANCY FRANCE" together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Cornflower bud vase

Daum Nancy, Cornflower bud vase

ITEM # 2905004

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.

Daum Nancy, Daum and Majorelle vase

Daum Nancy, Daum and Majorelle vase

ITEM # 2503023

The collaboration between Daum Nancy and Majorelle produced some of the best Art Deco vases. This example has exceptional orange-red glass, filled with foil inclusions. The high Art Deco wrought-iron cage was made by Majorelle with what appear to be bronze florets. The result is really a beauty. 8½" tall and very heavy. Great signature "L. Majorelle Daum Nancy", together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Dutch Winter ashtray

Daum Nancy, Dutch Winter ashtray

ITEM # 2812020

Dutch Winter was a favorite motif of Daum Nancy. The decoration is available on a multitude of sizes and shapes. It is not rare, but it is uncommon and desirable. The artistry and color vary from example to example. This one has particularly nice color and detail. I rarely know the provenance of anything I sell, but I do on this item. It is from The Glass Collection of King Frederik VIII of Denmark. You can't beat that. It measures 5¼" square and is signed in black enamel DAUM NANCY, plus the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Floral martelé vase

Daum Nancy, Floral martelé vase

ITEM # 2606059

Martelé backgrounds in glass were meant to simulate hammered metal surfaces. Since glass can't be hammered, the effect had to be created by hand-carving each and every "dent". It makes for a beautiful effect on this lovely 7" Daum Nancy floral vase. Signed underneath with a fancy engraved and gilded signature. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Gentian violet vase

Daum Nancy, Gentian violet vase

ITEM # 2606042

The quality in this Daum Nancy vase is truly superior. There are four gorgeous gentian violet flowers (two on each side) on a pale blue mottled background.  Each flower was applied with molten glass and then hand-carved by a craftsman after the vase was cold. It's a technique used only on the best vases, as it was time-intensive and could only be done by the most skilled craftsmen. The effect is to make the flowers intensely colored and realistic. 8¾" tall. Engraved signature on the side. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Mini pitcher

Daum Nancy, Mini pitcher

ITEM # 2910037

Daum Nancy Nancy glass doesn't get much cuter than this covered mini pitcher, 3½" tall. It's a form that I'm not familiar with in this tiny size. It's beautifully hand-painted with a lovely Dutch scene, then fired, a technique called en grisaille. It's unusual that the signature is gilded on the underside DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. I would have expected a black enamel signature. (For those interested in trivia, that means the artist would have had to change brushes to sign the piece when or she was already holding a black brush to paint the artwork. Hmm. Very interesting.) Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Miniature thistle tumbler

Daum Nancy, Miniature thistle tumbler

ITEM # 2109018

Daum Nancy miniature tumblers don't come much nicer than this one.  Beautifully detailed, with gilded thistle flowers and the Cross of Lorraine.  Signed and dated 1906 -- very unusual to be dated.  This is the darker color of two examples I have for sale.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Padded & wheel-carved floral vase

Daum Nancy, Padded & wheel-carved floral vase

ITEM # 2712017

When a flower has been padded and wheel-carved, it means that the flower was applied when the glass was molten. On cooling, the details were hand-carved by a master craftsman. This superb example shows the color and detail that can be achieved by these very difficult and sophisticated techniques. It's a little beauty. 5" tall. Signed "Daum Nancy Nancy" and the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Peacock feather bowl

Daum Nancy, Peacock feather bowl

ITEM # 2601006

Daum Nancy Peacock Feather vases are very sophisticated because of the difficult techniques used to produce them. Most of the work on the bowl is standard acid-etching, but not the centers of the feathers. The light blue and dark blue glass was applied when the glass was molten, then pressed into the bowl on the marver. The process is called padding, which makes for special vases. I only get one or two Peacock Feather items yearly and they sell very quickly. This example measures 3½" tall x 6¾" diameter. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Purple floral vase with bee

Daum Nancy, Purple floral vase with bee

ITEM # 2910024

Daum Nancy didn't make many vases with insects. Those that have one are rare and highly desirable. This example, with beautiful purple flowers and exceptional artistry, has a bee. It's a terrific vase, in an uncommon flattened shape, and a perfect cabinet size of 10". Signed in cameo DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Red berry vase

Daum Nancy, Red berry vase

ITEM # 2712009

I don't know the biological name for these berries, but they must grow in the Nancy region of France, as Daum Nancy often used this decoration. The quality varies from example to example with this one being exceptional. The color, details and contrast are truly outstanding.  Substantial size at 9½" tall x 6" diameter. Signed in cameo on the side of the vase "DAUM NANCY", together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Red leaf vase

Daum Nancy, Red leaf vase

ITEM # 2812022

Daum Nancy didn't produce many squares or rectangles, so the shape is moderately rare and quite desirable. This lovely example, 5½" tall, has vivid orange-red leaves on a yellow mottled background. It's signed in cameo on the side of the vase DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Red scenic vase

Daum Nancy, Red scenic vase

ITEM # 2712008

Daum Nancy liked this particular red scene, so they produced it on a variety of shapes and sizes. This example has an elegant shape, in a perfect cabinet size, 8". The color is strong and the detail is superb. Signed in enamel on the side of the vase, DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Scenic mini vase

Daum Nancy, Scenic mini vase

ITEM # 2812018

I'm particularly fond of Daum Nancy scenic vases. This example is a mini, only 3" tall, but the best quality, with fantastic detail.  I rarely know the provenance of anything I sell, but I do on this item. It is from The Glass Collection of King Frederik VIII of Denmark. You can't beat that. It's signed in black enamel on the underside DAUM NANCY, plus the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Scenic vase

Daum Nancy, Scenic vase

ITEM # 2608006

Daum Nancy Nancy scenic vases are always lovely, including this example with superior color and detail, especially in the trees and background. The blue and yellow mottling in the water give it a real 3-D quality. Signed in black enamel underneath, "DAUM NANCY", together with the Cross of Lorraine and the artist's initials "HP". Nice cabinet size at 6½". Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Scenic vase

Daum Nancy, Scenic vase

ITEM # 2605005

Daum Nancy Impressionist vases are rare and desirable. This example has exceptionally strong and pretty colors, with white birch trees against a strongly colored background, shading from deep purple to bright green. The acid-etching is particularly sharp. Add a great footed shape, with a turned-in rim, to the mix and you have one really fine vase. Nice size at 7½" tall. Signed. Mint condition. (There are a few tiny open bubbles along the foot rim, original to the making, and only mentioned for accuracy.)

Daum Nancy, Scenic vase

Daum Nancy, Scenic vase

ITEM # 2611040

There are two basic types of Daum Nancy Nancy scenic vases  -- acid-etched only and acid-etched with enameling. There is a significant difference in appearance and quality, so I rarely buy vases that are only acid-etched. This example is exactly what I look for -- a beautiful scene with incredible detail that can only be achieved by the addition of hand-painted and fired details. There is tremendous depth in this vase, with internal mottling for the clouds and water. It's just gorgeous and big, at 12" tall. Signed in enamel on the underside, Daum Nancy Nancy, together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.    

Daum Nancy, Scenic vase

Daum Nancy, Scenic vase

ITEM # 2612015

Daum Nancy produced many more floral vases than scenic vases, so it's nice to to be able to offer any scenic vase for sale. However, the quality varies quite a bit. Some Daum Nancy scenic vases are acid-etched only and lack the color and detail that was achieved by the combination of acid-etching and hand-painted enameling. This example is quite special with superb color and detail. At 15", it's a substantial vase. Black enamel signature on the foot, Daum Nancy Nancy and the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.