Daum Frères, art nouveau vase with silver collar, fécit 1894.
H 20 cm W 14
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Daum Frères is, next to Emile Gallé, the most important name in the production of Art Nouveau glass in France around the 1900s. This glass factory in Nancy, Lorraine, succeeded in producing an artistically refined mass production of glasses in addition to producing unique examples. The latter did not become clichéd in series production and, in terms of decoration and material, retained the charm of the unique, handmade. There was a perfect relationship between art and industry.
This special flattened oval vase is an early exponent of the art nouveau art glass of this firm. A grey-green granulated frosted background was applied to clear glass, in which recesses in clear glass were preserved. On the surface, the latter were filled with a thick layer of engraved glass in the form of a clematis flower and also an insect. At the base a layer of orange enamel was applied, whereby the flower and insect were given a sea green enamel color with orange accents. We also see the orange pigment elsewhere. When light falls, the color changes from sea green to a glowing orange. The top is topped with a typically French (black oxidized) elegant oval silver collar with an Art Nouveau motif, including “fleurs de lis”, which can be folded at the top towards the outside. The flat oval base has a smooth patina with an engraved text “Daum Nancy with cross of Lorraine” and “fécit 1894” in pointed diamond.
Condition: some scratches and spots on the silver cover, otherwise in fine condition.
|Dimensions||14 × 20 cm|