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Daum Art Glass44 of 47Daum Nancy 4 3/4" Art Noveau VaseDaum + Nancy France c.1935.
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Posted 3 years ago


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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.


  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, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Obscurities!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks mustangT and SEAN too!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks RACER4four!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks LISE 'n GARY too!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks AMBER!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
  11. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 7 months ago
    that's an incredible find..
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 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, 6 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks GARY!
  15. racer4four racer4four, 5 months ago
    It's a great story to go with a wonderful object!

    Keeper for sure.
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Thanks KAREN. True too! I miss those Flemington days!
  17. jensen jensen, 5 months ago
    I really appreciate the stories you can tell about each of your objects!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks JENSEN. Over the years each one has become an old friend.
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
    Many thanks NORDICMAN & SMIATA !!!!!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
    Many thanks MOONSTONELOVER !!!!!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
    Many thanks MAC63 !!!!!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
    Many thanks ARTDECOGIRL!!!!!
  23. scottvez scottvez, 9 days ago
    Beautiful and GREAT story!

  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 days ago
    many thanks FREIHEIT 'n COLORI too !!!!!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 days ago
    Many thanks ANNE LANDERS, HO2CULTCHA, CINDB 'n LOUMANAL too !!!!!!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 13 hours ago
    Many thanks PROJECTHARRACH !!!!!!!!!

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