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Daum Nancy Wheel-Carved Blue Cornflower Cameo Glass Vase


This lively French Art Nouveau wheel-carved cameo glass vase, by Daum Nancy, brings joy to the blues with brightly-colored blue cornflower blooms in various hues each carved in the highest detail and framed by a dynamic tangle of leaves and vines in more muted grey-blue tones. The carved composition rests on an opaque, mottled white and yellow ground.


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Item #: G-10407
Artist: Daum Nancy
Circa: 1910
Dimensions: 7.25" height, 3" diameter
Materials: Glass
Signed: “Daum Nancy” with the croix de Lorraine
Literature: Vase with similar decoration pictured in Daum Frères: Maîtres Verriers, 1892-1935, by Katharina Büttiker-Weber, Zurich: Galerie Katharina Büttiker, 1986, cat. no. 114

Though petite in size, this vase can be considered among Daum Nancy's most visually impactful. The dimensional layering created by highly technical glass techniques and a sensitive attention to color and line leaves a composition that is noteworthy for its incredible depth, creating immediacy in the most important and beautiful aspects of the composition, such as the floral blooms.