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, 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 # 2912001

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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. 

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 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, Swan egg box

Daum Nancy, Swan egg box

ITEM # 3004100

There are certain Daum Nancy Nancy decorations that are rare and very desirable. Swan decoration is one of them. To top it off, the shape is so rare that I've never seen it before. That makes for an extreme rarity. The color and detail are exceptional and there are two swans. Daum Nancy glass doesn't get much better than this. 6" long. Black enameled signature on the underside DAUM NANCY, together with the Cross of Lorraine. Mint condition.