Daum France Big Artistic Crystal Table Center


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Exceptional and important crystal table centerpiece; the shape, full of soft curves and rounded ends, fascinates us for its incomparable and elegant plasticity and lightness; the Master craftsmen have managed to make the massive crystal block delicate almost vaporous. This refined and sculptural clear crystal centerpiece was produced by Daum, one of the most distinguished glass manufacturers of the time in Nancy, France, circa 1950. The piece is characterized by its unmistakably modern form and is a testament to Daum's forward-thinking vision and superior glassmaking techniques that made them one of the most indelible names of the 20th century. 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, which 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 glassworks that are increasingly devoid of decoration and with a new line of colorless crystals carved by grinding with facets that refract light or 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 creations, Daum continues to write its history and that of crystal. Measures width cm.51, depth cm.37, height cm.15.

Current list price: €750,00

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Place of origin:
Mid-Century Modern
Dimensions (cm):
15H x 51W x 37D
Dimensions (inch):
5,91H x 20,08W x 14,57D
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Good; Wear consistent with age and use
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