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.
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 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.
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 May when we’ll exhibit at the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design show at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. It’s a beautiful show in a wonderful venue. The dates are May 14-17, 2020. So put it on your calendar and make plans to visit. You’ll thank me.