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Signed Daum Nancy Glass Bowl Hallmarked Silver Rim 1896-1899

Heading : A fine Daum glass bowl with silver rim
Date : 1896-1899
Origin :
Glass Nancy, France. Silver applied in Paris, France
Bowl Features :
The silver rim has repousse strawberries and leaves. The Applied silver foot rim is marked but tests as silver and represents blades of grass. The bowl transitions from apple green to clear. It has been acid cut and gilded to depict high relief cherry blossoms and leaves
Marks : The underside if the bowl has a gilded mark Daum☨Nancy as shown. The rim is stamped with makers mark and silver grade
Type : Acid cameo
Size : height 11.2cm, diameter 22.5cm
Condition : Very good. A few minor dings on the silver rim. The parcel gilt is worn
Restoration : None
Weight :1726 grams

Additional Information : The capitalisation within the gilded Daum signature was only used from 1896. Antoinette Lagriffont, 157 Rue du Temple, Paris was a registered silversmith from 1896-1899. This carried the second Minerva mark denoting that this rim is 800 fineness.

The question that must always be raised, was the added to disguise chips and damage. The silver foot rim may be removed and the glass beneath shows that it was gilded. The interior of the foot rim is parcel gilt. The upper silver rim is more difficult to remove but this also reveals that it it was not added to disguise damages. The upper rim has also been polished and there are still traces of parcel gilt.

We know that both Daum and Galle would send high grade items to Paris, Reims and Strasbourg to be augmented with silver rims and feet. This is such an example.



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  • Product Code: 21040417
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  • £2,750.00

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