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Renowned for its luminescent opacity, Daum crystal continues to produce some of
the most captivating crystal designs even today. Founded in Nancy, France in the early
1870s, Daum crystal has grown to become a recognized master the world over.
Originally established by patriarch Jean Daum, the crystal company established an
early reputation for excellence. It was this status that aided sons Auguste and Antonin to
develop the brand into one of the most coveted of the Art Nouveau era. Channeling the
rich, organic motifs and lush colors characteristic of the age, Daum crystal is celebrated
for its remarkable glow.
This traditional of excellence continues in Nancy today, where the heritage of Daum
is celebrated. But it is their lustrous antique and vintage pieces that are the most lusted
after, as they reflect the impressive longevity of one of Europe's most acclaimed
Daum crystal is the only company in existence today that still uses the glass
paste, or "pate de verre," method of vessel creation. Named for the process that involves
crushing glass into a paste that is then pressed and fused, the glass paste method dates
back to ancient Egypt
Daum received top honors for their contributions to the Parisian Exposition
Universelle in 1900
Over 600 Daum glass pieces are featured in the Nancy Musée des Beaux-