DAUM NANCY – JACQUES GRUBER – JULES MARCHAND, Engraver – “VIGNE” VASE, 1895
“VIGNE” VASE, 1895
Moulded, blown, internally decorated glass, overlaid in black, deeply acid-etched
and wheel-carved, applied decoration
Gilt intaglio signature Daum Nancy with the cross of Lorraine, inscribed Mo and Fecit, dated 1895,
signed Gruber Del and J. Marchand
46 cm. high
Jacques Gruber was the most prominent designer working at Daum between 1893 and 1897.
From 1893, he designed vessels intended for national and international exhibitions,
most of which were unique pieces. He is most probably the author of the shape that appeared
in 1894 and of which very few examples are known, more or less all equal in height and with
various designs of poppies, thistles, sweet peas, and peacock feathers.
Most of them are presently in museums. We were unable to locate a similar example in that particular height.
Jules Marchand was the principal engraver at the Daum workshop. Working with an oil lamp, he ended his life blind