Designer Spotlight: Daum Studio

Daum crystal studio is based in Nancy, France and was founded in 1878 by Jean Daum. His children, Auguste Daum and Antonin Daum headed production during the Art Nouveau period after their father passed away. Their method of glassmaking remained the same throughout the company’s history. They are the only company that uses the pâte de verre (glass paste) process for their crystal and art glass sculptures. Pâte verre is a technique where crushed glass is packed into a refractory mold and then fired and fused together in a kiln. The technique gives Daum pieces their unique and beautiful style.

In 1900, Daum was awarded a ‘Grand Prix’ medal for the unique style. After their award, Daum glass became even more elaborate, featuring acid etching, unique shapes, carving, enameling, and engraving on a single piece of glass to create layered and one-of-a-kind art pieces.

Today Daum pieces are in demand for their timeless elegance and exclusive designs. They are a truly rare collectors piece. AntiquitiesWeb is proud to feature these Daum crystal pieces:


Etched and enameled glass vase, France, circa 1905. etched signature to side: Daum Nancy with the cross of Lorraine. Provenance: Private collection


Cameo Glass Vase, Monumental Landscape, signed Daum Nancy with the Croix de Lorraine. Circa 1900′s.


Overlaid and etched glass vase, France, circa 1905. Etched signature to side: Daum Nancy France. Provenance: Private collection.


Double overlaid and etched glass, silver vase, France, circa 1920. Engraved signature to underside: Daum Nancy. Provenance: Private collection.


An overlaid and etched glass vase, circa 1910, cameo signature Daum Nancy with the cross of Lorraine. 


Art glass bowl signed Daum Nancy, Louis Majorelle. Circa 1920′s. 


French Art Deco Bowl of red glass mottled with flecks of gold and molded wrought iron base. Signed Daum Nancy and L. Majorelle. Circa 1920′s. 

If you’re looking for a unique piece of glass, a gorgeous bowl or vase contact AntiquitiesWeb. Our selection of top quality antiques are unique, original, and timelessly beautiful. Whether you are looking for a beautiful Art Nouveau antique or a new piece of glass art, AntiquitiesWeb has the piece for you. To see these pieces and more call us at 212-644-4236, contact us, or visit our New York gallery.


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