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Daum Nancy "Nénuphars" Cameo Glass Vase


The highly complex composition in this "Nénuphars," or "Water Lilies," cameo glass vase, by Daum Nancy, features the titular flower in various stages of bloom, as well as in various degrees of relief and coloration. The opalescent glass body of the vase is decorated with wheel-carved orange and brown water lilies, some brightly colored and in deep relief, others in such shallow relief and gossamer coloration as to almost avoid detection. Each of the flowers, caught in their varied states of maturity, is cast against a blue martelé ground.


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Item #: G-19174
Artist: Daum Nancy
Country: France
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 7.5" height, 5" diameter 
Materials: Glass 
Signed: "Daum Nancy," with the Croix de Lorraine

Daum Nancy, like many other of the Nancy based masters, incorporates the Croix de Lorraine, or “Cross of Lorraine,” as part of their signature as a display of regional patriotism. The region was seized in the 1870s during the Franco-Prussian war by Germany, at which point great displays of regional French patriotism began appearing in local artwork of many varieties.