When the Daum and Galle factories chose designs that sold well, they repeated them on different shapes. It permits an interesting way to collect — buying multiple items with the same design, but different shapes. Mixing shapes with the same decoration can make for a beautiful display. Odd numbers of items are usually easier to arrange.
Daum repeated many decorations, including scenes depicting every season of the year. Many different flowers were also used. Vases and lamps with violets are highly collectible and have been since Japanese buyers singled them out in the late 1980s.
Blackbird decoration is another one that Daum repeated. It is one of the rarest and most desirable decorations. It’s available in a variety of shapes, from lamps to miniatures.
Prairie vases by Daum show a field with many tiny wildflowers, each hand-enameled. The flowers appear raised and create a gorgeous decoration. Prairie vases are especially rare and command premium prices starting at approximately $10,000.
Galle also repeated many decorations, including a variety of flowers, as well as scenes. Dragonfly and water lily decoration was especially popular and frequently depicted. This decoration is prized by collectors.
I recently added over 10 Galle vases to my website, 7 Tiffany lamps, 1 Grueby vase, 1 Newcomb vase, Daum Nancy glass and a fabulous Burgun & Schverer internally decorated vase. This coming week, I’ll be adding many new items. Please take a look. Click on this link chasenantiques.com.
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