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, Bee rose bowl

Daum Nancy, Bee rose bowl

ITEM # 3009005

Any insect adds tremendous interest and value to a Daum Nancy Nancy vase. This beautiful mini rose bowl has a swarm of bees. The decoration is quite rare and very desirable. And the rose bowl shape is delightful. The details were all enamel-painted by hand and the decorative bands around the top rim and foot rim were hand-painted with gold. Additionally there are many interesting thumb indentations to add to the elegance of the shape. A partially effaced gilded signature can be found on the underside. 3" tall x 4" diameter. Mint conditon.

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, 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, Ivy vase

Daum Nancy, Ivy vase

ITEM # 3010012

This is a superb, colorful Daum Nancy 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.

Daum Nancy, Miniature birch scenic broken egg

Daum Nancy, Miniature birch scenic broken egg

ITEM # 3011002

Daum Nancy's best shape for miniatures is the broken egg. This 1¾" tall birch tree scenic is a real beauty. Great detail and color. Signed underneath in black enamel DAUM NANCY, together with the artist's initials HP and the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Miniature Birch tumbler

Daum Nancy, Miniature Birch tumbler

ITEM # 3012002

Rare scenic Birch tree miniature tumbler with excellent color and detail. 2" tall. Signed. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Miniature Blackbird vase

Daum Nancy, Miniature Blackbird vase

ITEM # 2912021

Daum Nancy Blackbird vases are very rare and desirable. This example with a long neck is especially fine. 3" tall. Signed DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. 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, Padded and wheel-carved floral vase

Daum Nancy, Padded and wheel-carved floral vase

ITEM # 3010104

Fabulous Daum Nancy Nancy vase with padded and wheel-carved red flowers. 12½" tall. More details and photos later.

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 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 # 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.

Daum Nancy, Sweet pea vase

Daum Nancy, Sweet pea vase

ITEM # 2806007

Sweet peas have lovely flowers, as beautifully depicted on this special-shaped vase on all four sides. The techique is acid-etching, followed by hand-painted enameling. It results in highly-detailed, realistic flowers. The rectangular-shaped mouth is moderately rare and desirable. The cameo signature DAUM NANCY, is acid-etched in the background, together with the Cross of Lorraine. The vase measures 4" tall x 7" long x 3" wide -- a perfect cabinet size. The condition is mint.

Daum Nancy, Violets bowl

Daum Nancy, Violets bowl

ITEM # 2811001

Sometimes the shape of a vase is as important as the subject matter. Such is the case with this bowl with applied handles. Violets are one of the best flowers for Daum Nancy Nancy glass and these violets have wonderful color and hand-painted, gilded details. The bowl measures 5½" across, making it a very nice cabinet size. Gilded signature on the underside DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.

Daum Nancy, Violets salt

Daum Nancy, Violets salt

ITEM # 2910035

Violets are one of the best flowers on Daum Nancy Nancy glass. This salt cellar is beautifully decorated with violet flowers and buds. What makes this example special is that the veining in the leaves, the foot and the rim are all gilded. Very few salts have gilded details, making this an exceptional example. As expected, the signature is gilded on the underside Daum Nancy Nancy, plus the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.