Daum Nancy Bowl, ca. 1925
This piece has been in the family for quite a number of years. And a couple of years ago, my parents needed to downsize from the big house, and, you know, there was just too much...
...to go into the smaller house.
And I've always had a passion for Art Deco, so this bowl just had my name all over it.
What attracted me to this bowl was that this has a very Southwest design to it, even though it is high-style Deco. And it is a Daum Nancy piece, made in France, and it has the stippling effect here from the acid and this raised cameo relief. It is signed around the base. It's sort of a coupe shape-- like C-O-U-P-E, coupe shape. And Daum had three major periods of time. They had Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Postwar. And this is high-style Art Deco, and we feel that the bowl is in the... About the $2,000 range in a retail establishment. So it's a very nice bowl.
Oh, my goodness.
Very nice bowl.
I guess I won't be serving potato chips in it anymore.
No potato chips.
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