Although the roots of Daum Frères can be traced to 1878, when an attorney named Jean Daum was handed the reins of a foundering glassworks in Nancy, France, in lieu of repayment on a debt, the art glass that we associate with Daum today was not produced until the 1890s. Up to that point, Daum Verrerie de Nancy, as it was known, made pocket watch crystals and household glassware. But Daum’s sons, Antonin and Auguste, had other ideas, which...Continue Reading