Art Deco acid etched Daum glass vase

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Art Deco acid etched Daum glass vase


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Art Deco acid etched glass vase by Daum



A large Art Deco acid etched topaz coloured or smoked glass vase by Daum. Decorated with repeated acid etched geometric design and on a faceted base. Etched signature to the side of the base Daum Nancy France and with the Cross of Lorraine. A stunning piece and fine example of Art Deco glass. French c 1930. Excellent original condition with a little light wear to the underside


The Daum Glassworks was established in Nancy, France in 1875 and is still making glass today albeit of a very different style. The family were originally Lawyers not glassmakers. Jean Daum the father of Antonin and Auguste originally took over the glassworks as part payment of a debt. Auguste (also a lawyer) joined his Father shortly afterwards and started to develop and expand the business.  Auguste and Antonin and  later Michel were the main family members involved in the major development of the Company. The Company employed major designers including Jacques Gruber, Amalric Walter, Henri Bergé, and in more recent times Philippe Stark and Salvador Dali. They developed and  patented many techniques in glassmaking and were always at the forefront of design and manufacturing. In 1900 at the Exposition Universelle they were awarded a Grand Prix medal and quickly became one of the major makers in the Art Nouveau movement. When tastes changed and Art Deco  replaced Art Nouveau, the Company, then led by Paul Daum was at the forefront of design. They designed strong pieces using thick, transparent single colour designs. These designs were usually deeply acid etched with alternating areas of acid etching and polishing.

More information about the Daum Factory is to be found in the Artists pages.

Date c 1930

Condition – Excellent original condition with no nicks chips or polishing. Light wear to underside commensurate with age

Dimensions  Approx height 30 cm and diameter 22cm

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