Photo album "Winter landscapes in the glass of Daum Freres manufactory"

Today, in the last days of December, we are presenting photo album featuring magnificent winter landscapes that adorn the works of the famous French Daum Freres manufactory.

The French notary Jean Daum (1825-1885) founded this family company. In the late 1870s, he acquired a small glass factory in Nancy. By the beginning of the 20th century, the company with the guidance of his sons – brothers Jean-Louis-Auguste (1853-1909) and Jean-Antonin (1864-1930) had become a successful enterprise; its products enjoyed a steady demand throughout Europe.

The brothers experimented a lot with technologies and focused on creating items made of stained glass with multifarious effects – surface cracking, partial dimming, manifestation of inner layers of multicoloured glass by implementation of acid etching and mechanical engraving. Engraving, vitrification (applying glass chips on the workpiece hot surface with subsequent heating in an oven and its fusion with the main layer), complicated molding of products, creation of various reliefs from purpose made glass dough and interlayer volumetric glass decoration. Involvement of highly professional artisans and craftsmen, such as Jacques Gruber (1870-1936) and Henri Berger (1870-1937) in the creation process of the product assortment accelerated the company success.
The Daum brothers’ manufactory was the only functioning glass entity in Lorraine during the economic crisis of the 1930s. Nowadays the Daum brothers’ manufactory is one of the best glass producing entities in France. Both stemware and highly artistic interior items are still made here. The Daum brothers works are highly evaluated equally with Tiffany and Emil Gallé production.