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, 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, Cyclamen vase

Daum Nancy, Cyclamen vase

ITEM # 2912018

Daum Nancy Nancy liked to use cyclamen flowers for many of their vases. Makes sense. They're beautiful. This example take the level of sophistication way up because all of the detail int he flowers and background is hand-carved. The technique is called wheel-carving or intaglio-cutting. Only the finest craftsmen had the skill to pull it off successfully. Wheel-carving results in a level of detail that is impossible with acid-etching. The same technique was used to create the martelé texture in the background. Then to add to the sophistication, green handles were applied when the glass was molten, and even they were partially wheel-carved with martelé texture. Even the signature underneath, DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine, is a work of art. It was hand-engraved by the same carver and then gilded to make it stand out. At 9½" tall, it's the perfect cabinet size. Museum quality for the best collections.

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, Fall scenic vase

Daum Nancy, Fall scenic vase

ITEM # 2910032

I'm assuming the season on this beautiful Daum Nancy Nancy pastoral scenic vase is fall as the leaves are brown. Not every tree turns red or yellow in the fall. The detail is outstanding as it was hand-painted by a skilled artist. The techniques were acid-etching followed by hand-painted enameling. Lovely shape with a knop above the foot. Perfect cabinet size at 6½" tall. Black enamel hand-painted signature on the top of the foot, DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition except for a small scratch on the top of the foot which appears to be original to the making and only mentioned for accuracy.

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 # 3010106

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, Leaves vase

Daum Nancy, Leaves vase

ITEM # 3010109

Sorry for the poor photographs, but this vase hasn't arrived yet, so I'm using the photos that were sent to me. The vase has all wheel-carved leaves, making for great detail that can only be accomplished with this technique. Very few workers were skilled enough use this technique, making wheel-carved vases rare and more sophisticated. As long as the artist was holding the wheel for carving, why not carve a large, very fancy DAUM NANCY signature on the side, together with the Cross of Lorraine? 9" tall -- a very nice cabinet size. Mint condition. (I'll post better photos after it arrives, unless it's already sold.)

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, Pair of African Violets vases

Daum Nancy, Pair of African Violets vases

ITEM # 3006007

Matching pairs of Daum Nancy Nancy vases are very difficult to find. This cute mini pair, 2½" tall, with African Violet decoration, is lovely. The techniques were acid-etching, followed by hand-painted enameling. It resulted in pretty color and beautiful detail. Each has an acid-etched, cameo signature on the side DAUM NANCY, together with 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, Poppy vase

Daum Nancy, Poppy vase

ITEM # 3009004

Gorgeous Daum Nancy Nancy vase with poppies. Hand-painted enameled details with gilding, against a shaded green, textured background with stars make for a stunning vase. Gilded signature underneath DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. 4" tall. 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, Rain night light/perfume burner

Daum Nancy, Rain night light/perfume burner

ITEM # 2912013

Daum Nancy Nancy Rain scenes are rare and very desirable. This example is special. It's a combination night light and perfume burner. The shape is a standard square tumbler, but the workmanship, detail and color are superior. The top is original and converts the tumbler into a perfume burner. Perfumed oil goes into the cup which is in turn warmed by the light of the bulb, creating a fragrant room. It has the original French socket which I will rewire and convert to American standards. It's really wonderful. 6" tall. Signed in black enamel DAUM NANCY plus the Cross of Lorraine. Excellent condition.