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Daum Nancy "Winter Scene" Vase

This vibrantly colored "Winter Scene" vase by Daum Nancy features a carefully detailed forested landscape executed via techniques of etching and enameling. A light blue sky and peach-colored horizon signals daylight in two frozen scenes. In the first scene, bare trees are touched with frost and hard ground is only partially visible beneath old snow. Nestled in this forest clearing is a small snowcapped village with a church steeple. In a vivid second scene, tall birch trees frame a vignette of two windmills, a mill house, and a millpond. An uncommon variation from the traditional scenic vases by Daum.

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Item #: G-20445
Artist: Daum Nancy
Country: France
Circa: 1900
Size: 9.75" height, 4.5" diameter
Materials: Glass
Signed: "Daum Nancy"
Literature: A vase with similar decoration is pictured in Daum Frères: Maîtres Verriers, 1892-1935 by Katharina Büttiker-Weber, Zurich: Galerie Katharina Büttiker, 1986, cat. no 27

Though seldom addressed in landscape works before the turn of the 20th Century, the depths of winter became a favorite subject for Impressionist and Art Nouveau masters alike. Both schools of artistry appreciated the simplified lines, extended perspective and particular nature of light offered by winter scenes and created masterpieces capturing their beauty.