Daum Nancy – Early enamel and gold decorated Wheat vase

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Manufacturer: Daum Nancy

Motif: Wheat (Blé)

Style: Art Nouveau

Material: Molded and free-formed glass, glass powders, etched, enamel and gilded

Color: Colorless glass with fused purple and white glass powders inlays, decorated with enamel en gold

Period: 1890 – 1899


This rare glass vase from the early Art Nouveau period, produced by Daum, a renowned glass manufacturer in the city of Nancy, France, is a beautiful example of creativity and craftsmanship. Dating just before the year 1900, this piece stands out with lush wheat stalks symbolizing fertility and harvest. Featuring a gilded base, vibrant colors, and intricate design, this vase is a valuable artifact from an era of artistic flourishing.

Founded in the late 19th century, Daum was a pioneer in the Art Nouveau movement, renowned for its innovative glass techniques and designs. This vase, adorned with etched, enameled, and gilded decorations, attests to Daum’s unique style, craftsmanship, and exceptional quality in glass art.

The signature “Daum Nancy” and the distinctive “Cross of Lorraine” are applied with gold paint at the bottom of the vase’s foot. The rarity and historical significance of this vase make it a prized discovery for collectors and enthusiasts of glass art worldwide.


Height: 27,5cm / 10.83″

Diameter top: 4,7cm / 1.85″

Diameter foot: 7cm / 2.76″

Condition: Excellent, minor wearing at gilded areas


Katherina Bütiker – Daum Nancy III – Page 46 & 47.

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