Daum vase decorated with deer motifs

Made by Daum Crystal in Nancy, France, c. 1925.

Depicting a buck deer on one side and doe deer on the other, this vase was made by the French glass manufacturer Daum (est.1878) around 1925. It is an example of Art Deco, the fashionable international style of the inter-war period (1918-39) which was often inspired by Cubism and African art.

Daum excelled in the production of Art Deco glassware and its designers favoured geometric forms as well as thicker and more transparent glass which contrasted with slender shapes and flowing lines of Art...


Vase, with deer motif, glass, made by Daum, Nancy, France, c. 1925

This heavy, cast and acid-etched glass vase with olive-green decoration has a flattened globular body and a short neck. One side features a stylised buck deer shown in left profile and standing on a small patch of hilly ground. These motifs are acid-etched in cameo technique against clear frosted ground. A corresponding figure of a doe deer features on the other side. Stylised trees and leafy branches complement the main motifs and olive-green scrolls decorate the neck between a narrow olive-green band and a green rounded lip.


306 mm
265 mm
109 mm


The vase was made by Daum in Nancy, France in about 1925.
Daum Crystal c. 1925


Purchased with the assistance of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (Ku-ring-gai), 2007
12 September, 2007

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Daum vase decorated with deer motifs 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 November 2017, <https://ma.as/373291>
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