The Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Glass

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/exhibitions/35350475/

The Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Glass

The Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Glass

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18470945/

  • Manufactured by Daum
  • glass
  • Museum purchase through gift of Jacob Schiff
  • landscape
  • winter
  • glass
  • vase
  • immersion

In 1891, Daum Frères, a prominent glassworks in Nancy, France, operated by brothers Auguste and Antonin Daum, opened a decoration studio to augment their fine glassware. Daum’s chief decorator of 30 years, artist Henri Bergé (French, 1870-1937), made hundreds of watercolor studies from plants in Nancy’s botanical gardens for use by designers at the factory as well as in his teaching. In 1897, a formal drawing school was established at the factory with courses taught by Bergé and fellow designer Jacques Gruber