Some treasures I’ve owned, part VII, Daum Nancy glass

Lots of interesting things have been happening in the antiques world recently. Since I have a bit more time to write about them during the spring and summer, I will be posting new blog entries twice a week, instead of once — Mondays and Thursdays for the next few weeks. So make sure you come back often and tell your friends about my blog!

The Daum Brothers produced cameo glass in Nancy, France, starting in the 1880s. By the turn of the century, they were turning out masterpieces. Some of the most beautiful examples utilized the techniques of acid-etching, followed by hand-painted enameling and firing. Some of the vases, especially scenic examples, were wonderful.

A rare Daum Nancy farm scenic vase

One of my favorite vases had a farm scene painted with bright yellow. I’m not sure what crop was growing, but it must have been a beautiful sight to behold in person. I haven’t seen or owned another example of this scene since this one, about 15 years ago.

Gorgeous Daum Nancy fall scenic box

Daum produced vases with decorations of each of the seasons. Naturally, the fall scenes were the most colorful (and therefore the most desirable in today’s market). One distinctive box had particularly bright color (the colors vary from example to example) and beautiful detail.

A spectacular Daum Nancy summer scenic vase

The example pictured above is not your typical summer scenic vase. The birch trees were exquisitely painted with leaves in multiple shades of green. The artistry was so fine, the trees looked alive. The artist for this vase was especially talented. The unusual colors, the fabulous detail, the depth, all worked together to create a stunning vase.

Not all of my best vases were in the past. I’ve got some special ones for sale right now that will be included in a future blog. Please take a look by clicking on the following link. Daum Nancy glass for sale.

Rare Louis Icart etching Miss America

Check out my new acquisitions. I just listed a very rare Louis Icart etching, entitled “Miss America”, plus a gorgeous Daum Nancy pink floral vase; a rare Tiffany Studios desk lamp in the Spanish pattern; several fine Daum vases; a Daum lamp; several Galle vases; and several more Tiffany Favrile vases. Soon I’ll be listing a wonderful Tiffany Studios 7-light lily lamp with beautiful shades and a fine patina. Also coming soon will be several wonderful European ceramic items by Clement Massier, Zsolnay and Amphora. Here’s the link.

2 thoughts on “Some treasures I’ve owned, part VII, Daum Nancy glass

  1. I am seeking information as to different small salts I collect.
    I have the enameled salts of the seasons but would like to know what other salts, sizes, shapes, variations, exist. What miniature pillow designs exist and possible price ranges.
    Thank you kindly,
    Paul W. Muller

  2. Paul, you don’t mention the maker. Can I assume you mean Daum? Daum made a great variety of floral and scenic miniature pillow vases and salts, mostly in the $1000 – $4000 price range. I’ll answer you more completely by email.

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