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Art Deco Smoked Glass Vase with Recessed Molded Zig Zag Motif, Signed Daum Nancy, 8'5" High 9" Diameter

Art Deco Smoked Glass Vase with Recessed Molded Zig Zag Motif, Signed Daum Nancy, 8'5" High 9" Diameter

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This refined Art Deco vase was realized and signed Daum Nancy in France, circa 1930. Handblown in textural molded glass, it offers a tapered conical body with a round cantilevered base and circular mouth in a rich smoked sable hue. A graphic and dramatic zig zag pattern in relief circumscribes the center of the piece. With its sumptuous glass quality and impeccable artisanal construction, this piece promises to delight discerning cameo glass collectors of the period as well as those with a penchant for exquisite objects. While it is a perfectly functional vase- ideal for presenting flowers- it is also an objet d'art in its own right that would be a winning addition to any surface (such as occasional table, etagere, or console) as well as any style of interior. It is in very good vintage condition. Signed Daum Nancy France.

Founded in 1878 by Jean Daum (1825–1885) in Nancy, France, Daum represents one of the preeminent studios of high quality glass and crystal in France's history. Daum was awarded a ‘Grand Prix’ medal in the Universal Exhibition of 1900. During the early part of the 20th century, Daum glass became more elaborate, incorporating acid etching (pioneered by the craftsman Jacques Grüber). This technique was often combined with carving, enamelling, and engraving on a single piece of glass to produce incredibly entailed glass masterworks. Starting in 1906, Daum revived pâte de verre (glass paste), an ancient Egyptian method of glass casting, developing the method so that by the 1930s Daum's window panels used pâte de verre for depth and color intensity instead of leaded or painted glass. Today, Daum continues to employ this technique to produce their pieces. Since their inception, Daum has collaborated with celebrated artists and designers including Phillipe Starck, Salvador Dali, and Arman in the creation of their glass pieces, and remains one of the most renowned and relevant glass studios in history.

France, circa 1930


Height: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm) x Diameter: 9 in. (22.86 cm)

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