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DAUM NANCY ART GLASS CAMEO BASKET
Founded in 1878 by Jean Daum [b.1825 - d.1885] in the town of Nancy, France, DAUM STUDIO, often also referred to as simply Daum-Nancy, is one of the most influential Art Glass & Crystal makers known to this date. Yet, in its very early days, production was centered around clear glass tableware and particularly stem ware. It was not until the mid-1890s that Daum-Nancy begun venturing into crafting artistic glass objects of primarily decorative intent.

In spite of its successive ownership after Jean's death by his sons Auguste and Antonin, the company strengthened its presence in the world of luxury glass & crystal while, along with Emile Galle, exerted a dominant influence in the aesthetic movements and decorative styles of the period. Most prized and desirable Daum-Nancy collectibles date from around the turn of the century, ca 1890s - 1910s. Employing several hundreds of skilled labor and some very accomplished artisans & designers, the company used continually updated manufacturing techniques, yet maintained a high standard of craftsmanship that rendered every output as a work of art. Having further mastered the fabrication methods for pâte de verre (glass paste) and cameo work, Daum-Nancy gained a notable standing among the most innovative glass producers of all time.

The company is still in business - Daum-Nancy official website - and continues in the original tradition of high quality luxury Crystal & Glass. A defining event for the company was its award of the Grand Prix medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900.

The use of vivacious colors and innovative gracious shapes as well as applying dainty artwork, contributed in Daum-Nancy achieving a remarkable reputation that to this day remains strong and demands high evaluations at appraisal clinics or auction sales. In terms of values for collectible vintage Daum-Nancy ware, the most precious items seem to date from their 1900 to 1930s era, especially those in the Art Nouveau style, with their flowing designs and elegant flair. Below, you will find some examples from our Pricing Guides.

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  • DAUM NANCY WHEEL-CARVED VASE. Burnt orange
    tobacco flowers and buds, wheel-carved against an orange mottled background. Some martele wheel-carving of background toward top of vase. Lovely bud vase form. Cameo “Daum ... [more like this]
  • DAUM NANCY WHEEL-CARVED VASE. Burnt orange
    tobacco flowers and buds, wheel-carved against a yellow-orange mottled background. Some martele wheel-carving of background toward top of vase. Cameo “Daum Nancy” signature ... [more like this]
  • DAUM NANCY WHEEL-CARVED VASE. Beautifully
    carved, deep blue cornflowers against a mottled white, blue and yellow background. Background is wheel-carved toward the top of the vase. Leaves overlaid with a thin layer ... [more like this]
  • DAUM NANCY WHEEL-CARVED VASE. Adorable small
    bud vase entirely wheel-carved with green and maize colored flower and green leaves on a pink, maize and green martele background. Superior quality. Acid-etched and gilded ... [more like this]
  • DAUM NANCY WHEEL-CARVED MINI VASE. Daum Nancy
    wheel-carved mini vase has floral and leaf decoration on a green and pink mottled glass, applied gold rim. Signed on the underside "Daum Nancy". SIZE: 2" t. CONDITION: Very ... [more like this]
  • DAUM PADDED & WHEEL CARVED VASE. This wonderful
    Daum vase has acid carved leaves and stems in mottled brown glass against a beautiful mottled blue background. Stems are finished with beautiful padded blue and white snow ... [more like this]
  • A Daum Nancy wheel-carved cameo glass vase
    circa 1900engraved Daum Nancy with the Cross of Lorraineheight 5in (12.7cm) ... [more like this]
  • A Daum Nancy wheel carved cameo glass vase
    circa 1900engraved Daum Nancy with the Cross of Lorraineheight 12 3/4in (32.3cm) ... [more like this]
  • DAUM NANCY BLOWN-OUT VASE. Extremely fine
    Daum Nancy vase has blown out trees surrounding the vase. Trees are done in rare purple color and the vase is further highlighted with fine wheel-carved floral designs between ... [more like this]
  • DAUM WHEEL CARVED VASE. Beautiful vase has
    white daisy-like flowers trapped between layers of clear glass with wheel-carving to make flowers more realistic with green leaves and brown vines. The vase shades from amethyst ... [more like this]
  • DAUM NANCY VASE. Floral vase with orange
    padded and wheel-carved flowers and acid-etched green leaves on frosted background with pale green and pink mottling. Wheel-engraved signature “Daum Nancy” together with ... [more like this]
  • DAUM NANCY MOLD BLOWN VASE. Mold blown and
    wheel carved forest scene vase has a cranberry mottled to peach background decorated with a multi-layered forest scene. Signed “Daum Nancy”. SIZE: 11-1/2" t. CONDITION: ... [more like this]
  • DAUM Cameo glass vase patterned with partially
    carved blue flowers, with pale green foliage against a mottled white ground, ca. 1900. Wheel-cut signature DAUM NANCY with Cross of Lorraine. 9 1/2" ... [more like this]
  • DAUM, FRANCE Wheel-carved cameo glass vase
    of elongated ovoid form on cushion form foot decorated with trumpet blossoms and foliage, circa 1910, signed DAUM/NANCY. Height: 9 3/8 inches. Estimate: 1,800.00 - 2,400.00 ... [more like this]
  • DAUM NANCY VASE. Museum quality padded and
    wheel-carved vase with three groups of crocus flowers. The first with a wheel-carved deep purple on white crocus flower. The second and third groupings with wheel-carved burnt ... [more like this]
  • DAUM MARTELE UNDERWATER VASE. Spectacular
    Daum vase has acid cut underwater scene with vegetation, fish, lobster, crab and shrimp all in green and amber against an opalescent background. Entire background is finished ... [more like this]
  • DAUM NANCY VASE. Very fine quality vase with
    wheel-carved rich salmon-red magnolia-type flowers against a shaded mottled yellow to raspberry ground. The entire background is wheel-carved and martelé texture in the lower ... [more like this]
  • DAUM NANCY PADDED & WHEEL-CARVED VASE. Bright
    orange padded and wheel-carved fruit against an orange, red, yellow mottled background. The leaves are all wheel-carved. Cameo “Daum Nancy” signature on the side. SIZE: ... [more like this]
  • DAUM NANCY VASE. Fine fruit and leaf vase
    with orange padded and wheel-carved fruit and wheel-carved leaves on shaded raspberry to lime background. Signed on the side in cameo “Daum Nancy” together with the Cross ... [more like this]
  • DAUM PADDED & WHEELCARVED VASE. Exceptional
    Daum vase has acid carved brown leaves and vines leading to padded white blossoms that are beautifully wheel-carved. Cameo design is set against an internally decorated body ... [more like this]

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