London, South Kensington
20 September 2000
A GLASS VASE
BY DAUM, CIRCA 1930
of shouldered ovoid form with everted rim, the topaz glass acid-etched with geometric designs, engraved Daum Nancy with cross of Lorraine 11in. (28cm.) high
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The pre-World War I floral and scenic etched designs on Daum pieces were superseded in the Art Deco period by work often characterised by etched and sand-blasted geometric patterns that created an interesting contrast of smooth and rough surfaces.
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