I bought some lovely Daum Nancy and Gallé vases in France

We’re on the way home, as you read this blog, after a very successful trip. We bought mostly Daum Nancy rarities, but some lovely Gallé glass also.

Following are some of the wonderful items. We’ll bring them to the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show in a couple of weeks if they are not sold prior, as they are available for immediate sale.

Daum Nancy Crane vase

Animals of any sort are rare and very desirable decoration for Daum. Cranes are exceptionally rare. The example pictured above is decorated with four cranes in flight, with heavily gilded rays of the rising or setting sun. It’s museum-quality.

Daum Nancy vase with applied berries

Daum is most famous for fabulous detail attained by the use of hand-painted enameling, after acid-etching. The example above has exquisite detail in the leaves and vines. The contrast with the mottled background is strong and beautiful. Once we add the many applied berries to the workmanship, we raise the level of this vase from excellent to awesome. Another example of museum-quality.

Daum Nancy bowl with Imperial Russia decoration

The bowl pictured above is not only beautiful, it’s historically significant. Tsar
Nicholas II started his state visit to France on September 18, 1901, by royal yacht and then by train to Compiègne, near Reims. This commemorative bowl is decorated with the Russian imperial emblem on one side with Compiègne Reims 1901 enameled below, in the gilded belt. The other side is decorated with a scene of the venue, hand-painted en grisaille, surrounded by acid-etched and hand-painted enameled flowers and leaves. This is the type of Daum item that you would want just based on its beauty. With the additional historical importance, it’s extraordinary.

There’s more, but I can’t list them all in this blog. Email me if you have interest. I’ll try to take photos and list them on my website as soon as possible.

No shows until October 20, 2022, when we’ll exhibit at the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. Two weeks later we’ll exhibit at the Antiques + Modernism Show in Winnetka, IL, starting on November 4, 2022.

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