Lot 113: Daum and Dalí, Vase Vert dEspagne, France, 1976
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Pâte de verre
Produced by Daum (est. 1878) French crystal studio, 1976
Model by Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Important Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor of Surrealism, 1976
The stand inscribed DAUM, Dali, and numbered 137/200
Two section vase with an amorphous body in the colors of green and yellow
An original certification and two information sheets are enclosed
Height: 31.6 cm, diameter: 29.2 cm
The vase Vert dEspagne was made after a model by the surrealist Salvador Dalí in cooperation with the glass manufactory Daum, with which the artist collaborated between 1968 and 1984
The vase is in very good condition with minimal traces of wear.
Daum (est. 1878)
The glass manufactory Daum was established in 1878 by Jean Daum in Nancy. His sons Auguste and Antonin Daum continued the factory later on. Inspired by the famous Gallé glass, Daum became a leading glass manufacturer of Art Nouveau and Émile Gallés competitor. Daum was also known for the use of glass paste (pâte de verre). The factory referred to an ancient Egyptian method of glass casting, a process which is still in use today.
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
The Spanish painter, printmaker and sculptor Salvador Dalí is one of the main representatives of Surrealism. Already during his school days he took private painting and drawing classes and studied at the Academia San Fernando in Madrid from 1922, but was expelled for disorderly conduct in 1926. In 1929, Dalí joined the Surrealists in Paris and met Gala, his muse and future wife. Today his dreamy works, influenced by the unconscious, are displayed in collections of important international museums. Salvador Dalí is known as one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. (ala)
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