Daum Frères (French, Late 19th Century) rose to prominence during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco period, and captured the imagination of collectors all over the world. They encouraged their glass masters and technicians in the use of unusual and artful processes. They became known for their enamelled and engraved “Art Nouveau” style vases, to become one of the major forces in the movement.
Daum Glass, like many factories all over France, was closed during World War 1I, 1914-1919. When it reopened, it found a new world of ideas, tastes and styles. Paul Daum, especially, helped the company to incorporate the new with the best of the old and economise at the same time.