A large Daum Nancy French cameo glass lamp with martele designs of red and burgundy ginkgo biloba leaves on a hammered cream and yellow background, Circa 1900.
This marvelous and rare lamp is larger that life. The 12.5 diameter throws you off due to the bulbous form of the shade. I have it next to several of my Tiffany Studios 16 Inch leaded glass shade lamps and it feels and looks larger and probably has more surface area that the 16 inch shades. The height is perfect at 22.5 inches. The base is made of brass and looks like Majorelle but they only did bronze work. It has a beautiful Art Nouveau design and certainly is original to the shade. If it was Majorelle; this lamp would be valued way north of $50,000 due to the quality and rarity of the shade.
Condition: Glass in very good condition. There are scratches and swirls on the interior casing. Brass base with wear and slightly out of round. Currently getting rewired. Ask for photos lit up to light a fire under my ars;-)
Dimensions: Height 22 inches, diameter 12.5 inches
Provenance: From a New York City Estate, 5th Ave., NY
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Daum is a crystal studio based in Nancy, France, founded in 1878 by Jean Daum (1825-1885). His sons, Auguste Daum (1853-1909) and Antonin Daum (1864-1931), oversaw its growth during the burgeoning Art Nouveau period. Currently Daum is the only commercial crystal manufacturer employing the pâte de verre (glass paste) process for art glass and crystal sculptures, a technique in which crushed glass is packed into a refractory mould and then fused in a kiln.
The Daum family worked at the beginning of the Art Nouveau era and created one of France’s most prominent glassworks. Established at the end of the 19th century, Daum’s renown was originally linked to the École de Nancy and the art of pâte-de-cristal, a major contributing factor in terms of its worldwide reputation.
During the Universal Exhibition of 1900 Daum was awarded a ‘Grand Prix’ medal. Daum glass became more elaborate. Acid etching (by Jacques Grüber) was often combined with carving, enamelling, and engraving on a single piece of glass to produce creative glass masterpieces. The most complicated creations also featured applied glass elements, such as handles and ornamental motifs in naturalistic forms. The Daum brothers soon became a major force in the Art Nouveau movement, seriously rivalling Gallé, so much so that when Émile Gallé died in 1904 they became the leaders in the field of decorative glass.
In 1906 Daum revived pâte de verre (glass paste), an ancient Egyptian method of glass casting, developing the method so that by the 1930s Daum’s window panels used pâte de verre for richness instead of leaded or painted glass. Today Daum still uses this method to produce their pieces.
Daum has always been linked with the city of Nancy. Its main manufacturing locations are in the downtown of Nancy and a nearby village called Vannes-le-Châtel. All the pieces are still handmade by hundreds of employees in the region.
Please also consider Avantiques eclectic Art Glass and Pate De Verre collection including Emile Galle, Daum Nancy, Schneider, Argy Rousseau, Almeric Walter, D’Argental, St Louis, Decorchemont, and Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios. We strive to collect the highest quality glass pieces in exceptional condition.