Learn about Daum Nancy Glass

The "Verrerie de Nancy" glassworks in Nancy were purchased in 1878 by Jean Daum (1825–1885) and then taken over by his two sons, Auguste (1853-1909) and Antonin (1864-1930) in 1887. They firstly produced coffee and tea services in clear glass with gold rims.

In 1893, the Daum brothers began producing cameo glass, using acid-etching techniques to decorate their wares with bouquets of flowers, clusters of fruit and scenery. During the Universal Exhibition of 1900 Daum was awarded a ‘Grand Prix’ medal.

The award allowed them to move out of the shadow of fellow Nancy glass maker, Emile Galle. In 1904 Galle died, and after that Daum established their prominence in the Nancy glass industry. Though their work during that period closely parallels that of Galle, it is much more yellow and orange in colour.

In 1914 on the outbreak of World War I the plant was closed, and converted into a hospital. It reopened after the war under Paul Daum, son of Auguste, and produced designs in the Art Deco style.

In the 1930's the styles became much plainer and utilitarian, as demonstrated by the 90,000 piece order for the luxury liner "Le Normandie". more...

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Daum pate de verre glass two piece frog clock in clear & frosted crystal, the circular removable clock set into a spherical crystal form surmounted by a green shading to blue Daum pâte de verre frog, the whole resting on a pâte de verre stand comprised of

A Daum Nancy triangular cameo glass vase and a Daum Nancy ovoid cameo glass vase, early 20th century, the former with deep crimson wheel-cut trumpet flowers and leaves and foot overlaid to a gold ground, etched to foot rim 'Daum', Cross of Lorraine

Daum, glass vase, c. 1930, of footed trumpet form, the frosted glass internally mottled with orange graduating to amethyst towards base, signed 'Daum Nancy' with cross of Lorraine, height 40 cm

A monumental size Daum Nancy grapes cameo glass vase c.1910 acid etched and wheel cut decoration signed in cameo 'Daum Nancy France' with the cross of Lorraine height 62.5 cm

A cameo glass vase by Auguste & Antonin Daum, late 19th century, Robust in form, finely carved with a winter landscape scene on a blue celeste ground, signed Daum Nancy to side with the cross of Lorraine, 17 x 18 x 8 cm

Daum Nancy style cameo glass vase, with orchard decoration, height 28 cm approx

A Daum France red amber glass 'Ganesh plaque', with certificate 96/250. (boxed). Height 16 cm.

A Daum France Cacatoes figure, blue crystal. Height 15.7 cm.

A French Art Noveau Daum cameo glass vase, of tall rectangular form with a continuous lake and woodland landscape scene in dark brown on an orange and yellow ground. Signed Daum Nancy. Height 18 cm.

Daum Nancy, Vase, green glass, acid etched signature to side 'Daum Nacy France, height 13 cm

Daum, Nancy clear glass vase, signed in script, French, 20th century, 26 cm high

A Daum crystal 'Angel fish' sculpture, circa 1970, 35 cm high

Two pairs of Daum crystal bookends, circa 1970, each of glacier form, tallest 13 cm

A pair of Daum crystal lamps, circa 1970, each of abstract elongated triangular form, with original labels & signed, base 29 cm high

A large Daum crystal abstract sculpture, circa 1970, of triangular abstract form, 52 cm high

A large Daum crystal abstract sculpture, circa 1970, of triangular abstract form, 51 cm high

A pair of Daum crystal lamps, circa 1970'S, of scrolling trumpet form, the base 28.5 cm high

A Daum Nancy enamelled oval glass Iris bowl, circa 1900, signed Daum Nancy and Cross of Lorraine, 30 cm wide

Daum Pâte de verre glass two piece frog clock in clear & frosted crystal, the circular removable clock set into a spherical crystal form surmounted by a green shading to blue Daum pâte de verre frog, the whole resting on a pâte de verre stand comprised

A modern Daum France glass sculpture, the sculpted bird in blue tones upon a clear arched stylised building form with arched window and lineal engraved detail, engraved signature. Height 23 cm

A Daum clear glass bird ornament, later 20th century, etched mark of Daum France near base. Height 6 cm. Width 11 cm

A Daum clear glass bowl, second half 20th century. the heavy gauge bowl of tapering form, with a thick molten freeform frieze below the rim; etched signature of Daum France with cross of Lorraine near base. Height 10.5 cm. Diameter 22 cm

A large Daum Nancy France crystal vase, signed. Height 26 cm

A cased pair of Daum glass salts, and silver-plate spoons

Daum Nancy painted cameo glass trough of slim rectangular form painted with red flowers on a yellow ground & signed 'Daum Nancy France'. Condition, good, very minor early chip to the rim. Dimensions, 8.8 x 5.9 x 2.9 cm

Daum Nancy controlled bubble glass bowl signed DAUM NANCY FRANCE to base, circa 1930s, 25 cm diameter, 6.7 cm high

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904 -1989), two wine glasses, for Daum, red cristal bowl, with purple pâte de verre stem, signed 'Dali, Daum Frances', in box (2), height 19.5 cm

A large Daum Nancy acid etched glass vase, embellished with geometric floral design, tinted topaz grey, bears wheel-carved signature Daum Nancy France with croix de Lorraine, 30 cm high.

Signed Daum glass thistle etched paper weight, together in original box

Daum Nancy etched and enamelled glass vase, with rural scene, signed to base with cross of Lorraine, height 20 cm

Daum Nancy cameo glass vase in three colour cameo glass, having a square rounded body, cut & etched with green trees against a snow landscape scene, on a mottled yellow ground. Signed 'Daum Nancy'. Condition excellent to good, minor wear to the base. Heigh

A Daum glass and silver spirit 'Muff' or Absinthe bottle, circa 1885, the removable silver flask by Baudet (Baudet and donkey in lozenge) and a 1913 Birmingham sterling silver top by the boots pure Drug Company, the bottle decorated with enamel painted vio

Daum cameo glass floral vase, signed 'Daum Nancy', French, circa 1900. 40.5 cm

Daum Nancy glass vase clear and yellow glass with geometric and floral designs, signed Daum Nancy France, with the cross of Lorraine. Height 14 cm

A Daum Nancy landscape vase, circa 1910 in three colour cameo glass, the tapered body supported on a circular foot, cut and etched with trees in deep green against a yellow and orange landscape, signed in cameo 'Daum Nancy' with cross of Loraine 39 cm high

A Daum pate de verre glass fruit bowl, etched 'Daum, France', 20th century. 27 cm diameter

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