PJ's Collectible Corner


PJ's Collectible Corner

PJ and Daum crystal


Daum Home

Daum - Perfume Bottles
Daum Perfume Bottles

Daum - Soliflors
Daum Soliflors

Daum - Ornamental Dishes
Daum Ornamental Dishes

Daum - Animals
Daum Animals

Daum - Birds
Daum Birds

Daum - Frogs
Daum Frogs

Daum - Cactus
Daum Cactus

Some of the best Crystal in the world is produced in France.
This is a small sample of some of the exquisite work from Daum.

Daum - Elephants
Daum - Elephants
Éléphant - Small Elephant - Large Elephant
ref. 5 3/8" - 7 7/8"




Butterfly Large Vase
Large Papillon (butterfly) Vase
ref. 11 7/8"
Butterfly Soliflor
Butterfly Vase
ref. 7 7/8"




Most of Daum's crystal is pâte de verre which was created approximately 5,000 years ago when people had the idea of heating glass to a high temperature, obtaining a sort of paste which could be worked by hand. They created jewelry, amulets and little perfume bottles that have since been found in Egyptian tombs.

However, pâte de verre fell out of use for several thousand years and was even forgotten. It was not until the late nineteenth century that this material was "rediscovered" and used by the sculptor Henri Cross for the benefit of Daum. Its use has been steadily on the increase ever since. Today Daum is the only crystal manufacturer in the world able to create this outstanding material with an output that, in quality as well as quantity, can meet international demand.

Daum was founded in Nancy in 1887, opened its Art Department in 1891 and won renown for its Art Nouveau creations. After taking part in the 1900 Universal Exhibition, Daum joined forces with Galle and founded the Ecole de Nancy (School of Nancy). It was not until 1950 that Jacques Daum decided to use crystal, which is glass with a 24% lead content, causing the pâte de verre to take on the brilliance and relief for which it is know today. Indeed, it is actually "pâte de cristal."
















Phèdre by Hilton McConnico
Vase - Limited Edition 750
ref. 13 1/2"


Daum - Persian Cat
Chat - Persian Cat
ref. 5 1/2"


Daum Horse
Aréion Cheval - Horse with Bronze Stand
ref. 10 5/8"


Poisson - Fish - ref. 3"
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Updated: June 19, 2019