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Daum Nancy "Fleurs et Abeilles" Enameled and Etched Glass Vase


This French Art Nouveau enameled and etched "Fleurs et Abeilles" glass vase by Daum Nancy features an unusual and wildly undulating form that is countered neatly by the tightly executed landscape that decorates its organic curves, bulges, dips and valleys. Climbing from a deeply, darkly colored base upward to the bright, nearly translucent bright yellow rim of the vase are a field of ultra-finely rendered red orchid blooms with framing leaves and strong stems. The base of the uniquely shaped vase is decorated with an abstracted vegetal form.


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Item #: G-19180
Artist: Daum Nancy
Circa: 1901
Dimensions: 8.5" height, 6.5" width, 10" depth
Materials: Glass
Signed: “Daum Nancy” with the Croix de Lorraine
Literature: Vase with similar decoration pictured in Daum: Maitres Verriers, 1890-1980, by Noël Daum, Lausanne: Edita Denoël, 1980, p. 122

The scene is completed by a curious bee floating up to the blossom, ready to pollinate it. The presence of the bee implies that this springtime scene is not entirely completed in the vase, but that it is rather just a part of a fleeting moment rendered in glass.