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Daum Nancy "Squash Blossom" Cameo Glass Vase


This French Art Nouveau clear glass vase with green cameo overlay in a squash blossom motif by Daum Nancy, features aqua blue flowers that seemingly float, suspended, over stylized kelly green leaves and vines on a pale blueish background in this charming, spirited composition accented with texturing hammered glass and featuring the height of technical glass cameo overlay techniques.

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Item #: G-14545
Artist: Daum Nancy
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 8" height, 6" diameter
Materials: Glass
Signed: "Daum, Nancy"
Literature: Vase with similar decoration pictured in Daum: Collection du muse des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux, 2000, cat. no. 224

The seeming weightlessness of the subjects in the main composition of the piece are balanced nicely by the weight felt visually at the top and bottom of the piece, where darker hues and heavily textured hammered glass prevails these elements serve as a visual anchor, completing the piece.