Tall lamp in two parts of cameo glass in the Art Nouveau style, the slender vase-shaped base on a round foot supports a two-tiered, domed shade, the lamp decorated in shades of yellow, orange, brown, and white with a winter landscape scene - the foot highlighted in white to resemble snow, the stem decorated with the trunks of brown, barren trees which continue to the shade, displaying their leafless branches against a somber orange sky, the branches are picked out in white to represent fallen snow; the shade is held in place by a pronged "clip" attached to the base.


Jean-Louis-Auguste Daum, and Jean-Antonin Daum, Nancy, France


The term cameo refers to a design produced in relief in one or more colors on a background of a different color. Cameo glass is a type of glass in which glass of one color is covered, or cased, with one or more layers of glass in contrasting colors. The outer layers are then carved, cut, acid etched, or engraved to produce a design that stands out from the background. The first cameo glasses were made by the ancient Romans. The genre was revived in Europe and, to a lesser extent, in America during the nineteenth century.