Made in Nancy, France circa 1930 by the exceptional maker … Daum.

Smokey Glass Vase of very large/monumental proportions …. 25 inches Tall !

Acid Etched around the neck with a bracelet decoration and from the center down to the base with a series of interlocking semi-circle or half moon etchings in the CLASSIC ART DECO STYLE.

Fully signed for Daum – Nancy with the Cross of Lorraine (on the base).

This is an exceptionally RARE Vase and we can find no other like it !


Daum is a crystal studio based in NancyFrance, founded in 1878 by Jean Daum (1825–1885). His sons, Auguste Daum (1853–1909) and Antonin Daum (1864–1931), oversaw its growth during the burgeoning Art Nouveau period. Currently Daum is the only commercial crystal manufacturer employing the pâte de verre (glass paste) process for art glass and crystal sculptures, a technique in which crushed glass is packed into a refractory mould and then fused in a kiln.

The Daum family worked at the beginning of the Art Nouveau era and created one of France’s most prominent glassworks. Established at the end of the 19th century, Daum’s renown was originally linked to the École de Nancy and the art of pâte-de-cristal, a major contributing factor in terms of its worldwide reputation.

During the Universal Exhibition of 1900 Daum was awarded a ‘Grand Prix’ medal. Daum glass became more elaborate. Acid etching (by Jacques Grüber) was often combined with carving, enamelling, and engraving on a single piece of glass to produce creative glass masterpieces. The most complicated creations also featured applied glass elements, such as handles and ornamental motifs in naturalistic forms. The Daum brothers soon became a major force in the Art Nouveau movement, seriously rivalling Gallé, so much so that when Émile Gallé died in 1904 they became the leaders in the field of decorative glass.. Daum display in Harrods London department store in 2007

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 richness instead of leaded or painted glass. Today Daum still uses this method to produce their pieces.

Daum has always been linked with the city of Nancy. Its main manufacturing locations are in the downtown of Nancy and a nearby village called Vannes-le-Châtel. All the pieces are still handmade by hundreds of employees in the region.

Daum has a store at Place Stanislas in Nancy and Park Avenue in New York City.

More than 600 glasswork items are in the Daum Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts of Nancy (Nancy Musée des Beaux-Arts), which documents the history of glass manufacturing from the 1880s through the 1990s.


Exceptional Daum Nancy Large Art Deco Glass Vase.

Provenance: From the Private Collection of a New York/Manhattan Art Dealer.

Condition: Very good original condition. No chips or cracks. Some minor surface scratches to one side of the vase and the base but nothing serious enough to devalue this glorious piece.

Dimensions: 25 inches Tall with a widest Diameter of 9 inches.

Diameter of vase opening of 4.8 inches.

SALE PRICE NOW: $22,000 – $16,000