For sale is a Lovely piece of Art Glass made by The Durand Glass Company of Vineland, NJ. I have a very nice Vase done in Durand's Popular Orange Glow Lustre Line. The Vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 6 5/8" tall and is 4" in diameter at the bulbous bottom. The top has a diameter of 3 5/8" outside measurement.
The Vase has a very beautiful subtle orange/gold Aurene, Favrile iridescence to it. There are wonderful strong Fuchsia Hues throughout the body of the Vase. The Vase has a very pleasing unique shape. I call this shape an Squat Bulbous Trumpet shape. It starts from the bottom with a round shallow raised foot. The vase then flares out and rolls back in like a Flower Bulb. This flows into a narrow cylindrical neck that rises up and flares out in the shape of a Trumpet. The bottom or foot on Art Glass Vases are usually applied and are considered 2 separate pieces. This one is not as it is actually formed from the body of the vessel and would be considered part of the Vase.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings or scratches to the outside surface iridescence. There is a scratch on the side pictured and is considered insignificant. The Vase does display a counter sunk polished Pontil. This is the mark of a quality piece of Art Glass. The Vase is not signed as is the case with many Durand Art Glass pieces. They usually had a Paper Label like the one pictured. These fell off over time from cleaning. This Vase can be documented in the Book "Durand The Man and his Glass" by Edward J. Meschi. It is on page 166 bottom left and is model number 1730. I have shown a picture of this same shape but it is done in a Rarer King Tut Decorated Version. That form can be documented on page 46 far right middle row.
Quezal also used this shape in their Catalogue line. When Quezal closed in 1924 and Martin Bach and a few Glass Blowers came down to set up the Fancy Goods Shop at Durand they brought with them all the molds and Inventory. Durand liquidated their stock and blew many of the same shapes using Durand Glass Formula's.
Durand did not start making his Artistic Glass until December 1924. This is when Quezal Glass and Decorating Company went out of Business and Martin Bach Jr. and several of his workers migrated to South Jersey and set up shop at Durand. Durand blew glass in the Fancy Shop for only a short time as he was killed in an automobile accident in 1931. In 1932 The Durand Glass Company discontinued all of its Artistic Glass.
Durand was a Contemporary to Tiffany Studios, Steuben, Quezal and several others in the 20's. Although they blew glass in a shorter period of time than any of these Glass Houses Durand made his mark on the Art Glass World. This is a quality piece of Art Glass that is considered much Rarer because there are by far fewer examples of Durand Gold Iridescence Glass than his Contemporaries, Tiffany, Loetz, Steuben and Quezal.