A French Art Nouveau cameo glass covered box with carved and enamel decoration by Daum. The box features clover flowers with pink blossoms, green leaves and golden, serpentine stems. Japonisme, a predominant fin-de-siècle trend, encouraged French artists to examine nature in new ways. Here, the precise representation of the clover flowers and leaves emulates botanical sketches and reflects these new perspectives afforded to French artists.
A French Art Nouveau Covered Bottle by Daum. Several pieces using similar technique and motifs are pictured in: French Cameo Glass, by Berniece and Henry Blount, Des Moines: Dr. & Mrs. Henry Blount, Jr., 1968, pp. 86-87.