Antique Daum Nancy Lamps



2015-06-26 11:15:59

Antique Daum Nancy Lamps are a style of glass lamp produced by the French manufacturer Daum.

Brief history and description

The Daum glass studio was founded by Jean Daum in 1878, although the company didn't start producing glass art items until the 1890s. Daum lived in Nancy, (the capital of the French region in Lorraine), thus many of Daum's items feature the Lorraine cross as the company's trademark.

Although the company is perhaps best known for their elaborate and priceless vases, the company is also well known for manufacturing various other glass art objects such as lamps, sculptures, jewellery and much more.

Each and every Daum Nancy lamp is handmade, and typically features an elaborate forest or landscape scene, or a vivid colour pattern and design.

Guide for collectors

Larger Daum Nancy lamps are considered to be more valuable than smaller Daum Nancy lamps, although smaller lamps which feature elaborate landscape scenes are also considered to be valuable. Daum Nancy lamps with landscapes, trees, thistles or floral designs are considered to be less rare.

Restoration of an antique Daum Nancy lamp is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring an antique Daum Nancy lamp may decrease its value.

For more information regarding antique Daum Nancy lamps, visit Daum Nancy Antiques or Daum Glass' official website.


Sotheby's in New York sold a Daum Nancy table lamp (circa 1900) with a bronze maple leaf motif for $78,000 in June of 2003.

Antique Place in Hallandale, Florida sold a Daum Nancy lamp (circa 1920) with a floral, branch and leaf motif on a brownish yellow background for $5,800 in March of 2006.

Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antique Auctions in Delray Beach, Florida sold a Daum Nancy art glass lamp with an amber leaf design on a gold coloured background for $1,900 in September of 2011.

Apple Tree Auction Center in Newark, Ohio sold a Daum Nancy lamp with a tree motif for $240 in November of 2004.

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