Art Deco Production Daum Design Pierre d'Avesn French Molded Glass Bowl


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Original and iconic molded glass bowl (or pocket emptier); its shape is simple and decisive, cleverly proportioned, the result of intelligent aesthetic reflection. The bowl, in Art Deco style, was produced in Nancy, France, between 1930 and 1935 by the Daum Crystalworks based on a design by Pierre D'Avesn, an artist who was working at the Daum Crystalworks at that time, where he developed an innovative molded glass technique, resulting in pieces of amazing transparency and brilliance like our bowl. The signature of "Daum" is on the bottom of the bowl, although barely legible (see photo). Pierre d'Avesn was born in 1901, in the beginning, he worked at Rene Lalique for 10 years. During this period, he designed Lalique's famous "Serpent" vase as well as the "Tourbillons" vase, two of the most highly-priced and extremely collectible pieces by "Lalique". In 1926, he left René Lalique and created his own models. From 1930 to 1936 he was a valid and creative collaborator of the Daum Company; later he had his creations produced at the Cristallerie de Saint-Remy. Considered the elite of the last Art Deco glass producers, he died at the age of 90. The Daum glassworks was founded in 1878 in Nancy, France by Jean Daum (1825-1885). Upon his death, his sons, Auguste Daum (1853-1909) and Antonin Daum (1864-1931) oversaw the company's growth in an excellent manner and quickly became a major force in the Art Nouveau movement, seriously rivaling Gallé. In 1906, Daum revived glass paste, an ancient Egyptian method of glass fusion, and developed and perfected the process, creating magnificent and original objects. In 1937, the factory participates in the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques in Paris with monochrome glass works that are increasingly devoid of decoration and with a new line of colorless crystals carved by grinding with facets that refract light or are completely smooth. Deported by the Nazis, Paul Daum did not return. In 1945, at the reopening, the management tasks of the firm are taken over by Henri Daum (1889-1960) brother of Paul, by Michel Daum (born 1900), son of Antonin, and by his nephews Jacques Daum and Antoine Froissart. The era of transparent white crystal with infinite harmonious shapes, pulled by torsion and worked with pliers and shaped by hand, in the style later called "'50s" began; our table centerpiece was created in this lively and innovative period. To this day, Daum still uses this process to produce its objects. Great artists have collaborated on the French company's works from Dali, Cèsar, Roger Tallon, Arman, Hilton McConnico, and many others. With 140 years of creation, Daum continues to write its history and that of crystal. Measures diameter cm.29, height cm.8. The bowl is in good condition, only the underside of the base, logically, has many scratches (see photos) from its prolonged use, and has a little opacification in the center. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

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Art Deco
Dimensions (cm):
8H x 29DI
Dimensions (inch):
3,15H x 11,42DI
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Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The bowl is in good condition, only the underside of the base, logically, has many scratches (see photos) from its prolonged use, and has a little opacification in the center.
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