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    Posted 4 years ago

    Michelleb007
    (194 items)

    Recently I came across a really cool find, that I think may solve a mystery of a ‘Bohemian’ décor several members of CW have wondered about over the years – this post is for you, Ian, and I believe Jericho and Craig have been interested in this décor, too. (I also own an example, which I posted about two years ago on this forum.)

    I found a 6” tall vase on Ebay recently that was satin smooth, in a spatter pattern of pale blue with black, with some areas of clear showing between the colors. It had deco era silver collar by Henry Perkins & Son (HP&S), I was surprised to see that rather than being Bohemian, it had ‘Daum, Nancy’ molded into the side of the vase! (Images 1 and 2) The vase was very familiar to me, since I have seen the décor in orange a number of times. I did a quick search, and came up with an orange version (collar dated 1934) in the same shape as that of the signed blue vase. (Image 3)

    Ian has posted two examples in this décor that I now believe are also Daum, with silver collars, but in varying shapes. His have collars dating to 1923 and 1925. (Image 4) My own vase matches one of his, and I have found several other examples on the internet.

    These vases are literally satin smooth to the touch – much ‘silkier’ than other acid etched vases I have held.

    Anyway, I am excited to share this discovery with you – a décor that I had always assumed was Bohemian appears to be French – there is always something new to find out in the world of glass! :)

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Yes it is ..Daum Nancy!!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      the blue one is in the second pic.
    3. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Glad you think so too, Sean! :)
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Here is a link to my original post two years ago: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/114836-orange-satin-bohemian-glass-vase-with-st (Sorry the pictures are a little dark!)
    5. welzebub welzebub, 4 years ago
      Nice find.... great to finally solve the mystery! Persistence and attention to details always pays off!!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Your very welcome Michelle!!
    7. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much, Craig! :)
    8. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 4 years ago
      I don't know much about Daum, but there is amazing cross-referencing evident in the 20s and 30s in coiled serpent lampshades, spatter ware &c - so much that I am confused!
      I don't know too much about Daum marks but this is v v interesting!
      I am wondering about the meme that Czech glass houses provided orders for French companies in this - again, something I know nothing about, but which has sometimes surfaced in discussion, perhaps more of a nod to similarities and overlap, but I'm not sure! Now I'm gonna hunt for marks on mine! I will post if I find em!
    9. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Just found another signed example in orange in a different (very tall!) form: http://www.borgmansantiques.com/dynapage/IP194.htm
    10. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 4 years ago
      Very unusual shape there.
    11. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 4 years ago
      I should add that the tango coiled lampshades aren't Daum but just show how we can be confused by French Art Deco glass.
    12. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 4 years ago
      The satin effect on my examples is something else!
    13. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      I agree, Ian - they feel almost soft, don't they?
      I know there are examples of Bohemian makers making glass for the French maker Legras, but I was under the impression that Daum made all their own glass...but I'd love any input from someone who knows more about this than me!
    14. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 4 years ago
      Having looked at mine, there aren't any convincing similar marks on mine but there are some very interesting larger "resist" marks appearing very shiny in bright light next to the satin of the glass. I will try to photograph one.
    15. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      The blue is especially gorgeous. Wonderful too to extend your collection of French glass!
    16. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      DAUM, THAT SWEET !! :-)))

      It it has a matching relative via Michelleboo7 [ post # 4 ]
    17. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      Dear collector I am almost sure it is Daum. I posted a very different vase with a similar decor here
      http://cf.collectorsweekly.com/stories/lkvj9iGnkkIuGO.rRedADg.jpg
    18. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much antiquerose - you really made me laugh! :)
    19. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Thanks, sklo; I wish it were mine, but it sold for a price out of my price range; I do own an orange one, though. :)
    20. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Hi kivatinitz, I agree with you - I am pretty sure these are all Daum, too. Thanks for sharing yours! I love the almost quilted shape - very unusual!

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