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Daum Nancy Wheel-Carved Floral Cameo Glass Vase


This floral wheel-carved cameo glass vase by Daum Nancy features a refined decoration of delicately rendered and sensitively colored blossoms. The glass vase's central motif is a tall and broadly reaching, sparse bouquet of charming bright orange blooms on a textured stem of deep green, replete with leaves that stretch far around the vase like palm fronds. The foot of the vase is given earthy texture with the addition of hammered glass.


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Item #: G-17718 
Artist: Daum Nancy 
Country: France 
Circa: 1900 
Dimensions: 7.25" height, 2.5" diameter 
Materials: Glass 
Signed: “Daum Nancy” with the croix de Lorraine

Color theory, which informs the modern color wheel, and the concept of "complementary colors," was discovered in the early 19th Century. Around the turn of the 20th century new fascination with color theory emerged in the visual arts particularly. This beautiful vase is an excellent example of using complementary colors, in this case orange and green, to make each color truly pop.