Daum Bleuets cameo glass perfume atomiser.

£2,250.00

Antiques Reference 2459

Daum Bleuets cameo glass perfume atomiser.

Description

Daum Bleuets cameo glass  perfume atomiser. A very elegant perfume atomiser comprising a cylindrical cameo glass vase acid etched and finely decorated with enamels in a design of Bleuets (cornflowers) with leaves and seeds in gold enamel. Original working mechanism to the top. The metal  top has been repainted to the original gold. Signed in gold to the underside Daum Nancy and with the Cross of Lorraine. French c 1900. A rare and beautiful item.

History

Daum (French, est. 1878) is a crystal and glass studio based in Nancy, France. Founded in 1878 by notary and industrialist Jean Daum, the studio was taken over in 1885 by his sons Auguste and Antonin, who ran the company during the Art Nouveau period.

It was not until the Universal Exhibition of 1900 that the company emerged as a major force on the Decorative Arts scene, with Daum receiving the prestigious Grand Prix medal. During this time, Daum glass became more elaborate, acid etching was often combined with carving, enameling, and engraving on a single piece of glass to produce creative glass masterpieces. Other features of Daum pieces included applied glass elements, such as handles and ornamental motifs, in naturalistic forms. Daum Freres quickly became important figures in the Art Nouveau movement, rivalling noted designer Émile Gallé, and becoming leaders in the field of decorative glass following his death.

In 1906, Daum revived pâte de verre, a process in which glass is made into a paste, applied to the surface of a mold, then fired. The technique has its roots in ancient Rome. Amalric Wlter ran this from 1909 until 1914. Today, Daum is the only commercial crystal manufacturer that uses the pâte de verre process for its glass objects and crystal sculptures.

Following World War I, Paul Daum began developing works in the Art Deco style, moving away from an emphasis on naturalistic forms and toward linear, angular shapes, streamlined forms, and geometric patterns that characterized the movement. In 1925 Paul’s son – Michel joined the Company and took over the running after the Second World War, when with  Henri and Michel focused on the transparency of the glass and clean lines. Daum has since collaborated with a number of notable artists, including Louis Majorelle, Salvador Dalí, Hilton Mac Connico, Elizabeth Garouste, and Mattia Bonetti in the creation of pâte de verre objects.More information regarding Daum can be found in the Artists Section

Date – c 1900

Condition  Excellent condition .The metal  top has been repainted to the original gold.

Dimensions – Approx height 9.5 cm

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