This set is unsigned but is absolutely by Daum Nancy. We've had this exact form with signature, and in fact are listing a slightly varied decanter with 6 cordial cups from the same 19th c. period, signature intact on some pieces. The late 1800s elegant glassware set is one made for absinthe service, with a tumbler (timbale, in French), the large pitcher for water and small for absinthe, and the sugar bowl for cubed sugar. All you need is the absinthe spoon and absinthe to revive the tradition. The set is complete, charming, undamaged. The stopper top for the larger decanter is unique in form and covers the spout, too. A fabulous old set and reminder of a time in history that the Impressionists often captured in their art (particularly Manet and Toulouse Lautrec). Absinthe is all the rage again. Here's a fabulous service set. Some will say this is a 'bonne nuit' or bedside table water, evening drink serving set, but the sugar bowl is the giveaway. Bonne nuit sets do not have sugar bowl.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. It is possible that the sugar bowl might have once had a lid or cover, though not for certain. That it is not feathered in gold suggests to me there would have been a lid, though. Some did, some did not. The set is Daum Nancy, unsigned. We've dealt in many many Daum sets in the past that bear signature. We do guarantee our descriptions, and we also accept returns if you're unhappy for any reason, but strong experience identifies the set Daum. No chips that I've located at all - not even on that fluted tray, which often has some nips. There is some wear-away to the gold feathering on handles of the 2 pitchers and here or there, but not much. A lovely old set!
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Antique Daum Nancy French Liqueur Decanter Set, Absinthe Service or Bonne Nuit
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