JACQUES GRUBER – DAUM NANCY – “FRUCTIDOR” VASE, 1896
“FRUCTIDOR” VASE, 1896
After a drawing by Jacques Gruber
Acid-etched glass, finely wheel carved
Signed, titled, dated and with the Cross of Lorraine
27 cm. high
The title is taken from the name of the last month of the French Republican calendar, which represented
the “fruits that the sun gilds and ripens from August to September”.
The carved decoration of our vase shows multiple inspirations: Greek and Roman, Japanese art,
and German Expressionism. It can be compared with two other vases: “L’heure calme”.
“L’incantation crépusculaire”, 1895, in the Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels,
and “Tristan et Yseult”, circa 1897, in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy.
Antonin Daum, A french Glass Worker of the 19th Century, The Artist, 1898, ill. p. 212
Janine Bloch-Dermant, L’Art du verre en France 1860-1904, éd. Denoël, 1974, ill. p. 140
Daum, cent ans de verre et de cristal, exhibition catalogue, musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy,
1977, n. 40
Noël Daum, Daum Maîtres Verriers, éd. Edita, Lausanne, 1985, ill. p. 58
Félix Marcilhac, Connoisseur’s Choice, The Staste, n. 1, September-October 1990, ill. p. 75
Formerly in the collection of Daum, Nancy