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Art Deco Handblown Vase w/ Blue Ovoid & Black Curvilinear Detailing Signed Daum

US$12,475

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This refined Art Deco vase was realized and signed Nancy Daum in France circa 1920. It offers a tapered conical body with subtly flared shoulders in translucent glass with clear murines embedded throughout. Additionally, undulating black curvilinear glass circumscribes the body of the piece with azure blue ovoid detailing in relief. With its sumptuous glass quality and impeccable artisanal construction, this piece promises to delight discerning cameo glass collectors of the period as well as those with a penchant for exquisite objects. While it is a perfectly functional vase- ideal for presenting flowers- it is also an objet d'art in its own right that would be a winning addition to any surface (such as occasional table, etagere, or console) as well as any style of interior. It is in excellent vintage condition. Signed Daum Nancy. Founded in 1878 by Jean Daum (1825–1885) in Nancy, France, Daum represents one of the preeminent studios of high quality glass and crystal in France's history. Daum was awarded a ‘Grand Prix’ medal in the Universal Exhibition of 1900. During the early part of the 20th century, Daum glass became more elaborate, incorporating acid etching (pioneered by the craftsman Jacques Grüber). This technique was often combined with carving, enamelling, and engraving on a single piece of glass to produce incredibly entailed glass masterworks. Starting in 1906, Daum revived pâte de verre (glass paste), an ancient Egyptian method of glass casting, developing the method so that by the 1930s Daum's window panels used pâte de verre for depth and color intensity instead of leaded or painted glass. Today, Daum continues to employ this technique to produce their pieces. Since their inception, Daum has collaborated with celebrated artists and designers including Phillipe Starck, Salvador Dali, and Arman in the creation of their glass pieces, and remains one of the most renowned and relevant glass studios in history. France, circa 1920 Dimensions: 7.25" diameter X 7.75" height.

Details

  • Creator
    Daum (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.75 in. (19.69 cm)Diameter: 7.25 in. (18.42 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU793424334832

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About the Maker

Daum

For collectors, Daum is a name in the first rank of the French makers of art glass, along with those of Émile Gallé and René Lalique. Led in its early decades by the brothers Auguste (1853–1909) and Antonin Daum (1864–1931), the company, based in the city of Nancy, established its reputation in the Art Nouveau period, and later successfully adopted the Art Deco style.In 1878, lawyer Jean Daum took over the ownership of a glassworks as payment for a debt and installed his sons as proprietors. Initially, Daum made glass for everyday purposes such as windows, watches and tableware, but the success that Gallé enjoyed at the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris — the international showcase for which the Eiffel Tower was built — inspired the Daum brothers to begin making art-glass pieces. They produced popular works of cameo glass, a decorative technique in which an outer layer of glass is acid-etched or carved off to reveal the layer below, but Daum became best known for vessels and sculptures in pâte de verre — a painstaking method in which finely ground colored glass is mixed with a binder, placed in a mold and then fired in a kiln. Though early Daum glass was never signed by individual artists, the firm employed some of the masters of the naturalistic, asymmetrical Art Nouveau style, including Jacques Grüber, Henri Bergé and Amalric Walter (whose first name is frequently misspelled). Daum also collaborated with furniture and metalware designer Louis Majorelle, who created wrought-iron and brass mounts for vases and table lamps. In the 1960s, Daum commissioned fine artists, most notably Salvador Dalí and sculptor César Baldaccini, to design glass pieces. As you see from the works offered on 1stDibs, Daum has been home to an astonishingly rich roster of creative spirits and is today a state-owned enterprise making pâte de verre figurines. 
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