Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Daum Frères Deco c.1932

In Lamps > Art Deco Lamps > Show & Tell and Art Glass > Daum Art Glass > Show & Tell.
Art Deco Lamps239 of 282unkown floor lampGerdago Pixie Lamp
16
Love it
4
Like it

jensenjensen likes this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
czechmanczechman loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
AmberRoseAmberRose loves this.
LiseLise loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
cogitocogito likes this.
austrohungaroaustrohungaro loves this.
dj-reverbdj-reverb loves this.
markmark loves this.
rlwindlerlwindle loves this.
cis2youcis2you loves this.
marcobabe13marcobabe13 loves this.
Mac63Mac63 loves this.
Pop_abidesPop_abides likes this.
jojomangjojomang likes this.
ArisellonArisellon loves this.
See 18 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

vetraio50
(503 items)

Another long-term "keeper". I've looked after this vase now for some thirty years. It is one of my favorites and it has a story...

I used to go to the Flemington markets here in Sydney each Saturday morning. It is the main fruit and vegetable market of the city of Sydney. But once a week you would find the trash of the city picked up off the streets for sale at one edge of the site. This was the bottom end of the market. I liked to get there early...

I saw this vase sitting on the ground with a water sprinkler on top of it. The type of sprinkler with three arms that rotate when you turn on the water: a Pope. At first I though it was a lamp base and fitting sitting on top. I asked how much and was told by a man I regularly brought from "$20 but because you are my friend you can have it for $10".

I paid him.

When I got to the car I had a good look for any signature.

And there it was: Daum + Nancy France.

The orange casing is speckled with black dots and the acid etching is deep and sharp. The deco design of leaves (or are they spears?) winds around the vase. It's one of those vases you want to turn!

Later on I realized it was a French version of "a little orange vase".
It's 18 cm/just over 7 inches tall.

Comments

  1. Arisellon Arisellon, 3 years ago
    Amazing find!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks BELLIN68, scandinavian_pieces, dj-reverb, mark, rlwindle, cis2you, marcobabe13, Mac63, Pop_abides, jojomang & Arisellon
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks austrohungaro!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    And thanks to you too cogito!!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Obscurities!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks mustangT and SEAN too!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks RACER4four!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks LISE 'n GARY too!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks AMBER!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks GETTHATMONKEYOUTOFME!
  11. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 4 months ago
    that's an incredible find..
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Thanks again GTMOOM! It has been with me now a long time and the memory of this find remains vivid still. A few years after I found it I was in Paris and saw one similar. It was in a shop near the Louvre and I was blown away!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
    Many thanks GARY!
  15. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    It's a great story to go with a wonderful object!

    Keeper for sure.
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
    Thanks KAREN. True too! I miss those Flemington days!
  17. jensen jensen, 2 months ago
    I really appreciate the stories you can tell about each of your objects!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
    Many thanks JENSEN. Over the years each one has become an old friend.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.