For sale is a nice art deco shaped art glass vase made by The Durand Glass Company of Vineland, NJ. The pattern is Durand's popular "Orange Glow Lustre Line" and it is done in a highly collected shaped. The vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 7 3/8" tall and is 3 3/16" in diameter at the top outside measurements. The bottom has a diameter of 2 15/16".
The vase displays a tapered form with an exaggerated top lip. The shape screams Art Deco the whole way. The vase starts out wide at the bottom and rises up an tapers inwards. At the neck top top flares open and wide with a center hole to receive flowers. A very nice shape for the Art Deco enthusiasts. The vase is finished in a golden glow iridescence with a yellow white liner that gives this a more opaque look. This style of glass is a signature trademark of Durand's Golden Glow Iridescent style of art glass. Their gold looks totally different than Steuben's Aurene and Tiffany's Favrile glass.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is a small blemish in the iridescence along the exterior bottom edge. This is factory and not considered damage. It is also pictured. The vase is not signed but the glass style and form is as good as a signature. The is also a counter sunk polished pontil. The finishing sign of a quality piece of art glass. This form can be documented in the Book "Durand The Man and his Glass" by Edward J. Meschi. It is on page 55 middle far left and is model or shape number 1713. This one is done in a King Tut on gold but it is the same form. In 1932 The Durand Glass Company discontinued all of its artistic glass, subsequently this vase was made circa 1925-1932.
Victor 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 The Fancy Goods Shop at Durand. They brought the molds and inventory. Durand liquidated their stock and blew many of the same shapes using Durand glass formula's.
Durand blew glass in the Fancy Shop for only a short time as he was killed in an automobile accident in 1931.
Durand was a contemporary to Tiffany Studios, Steuben, Quezal and several others in the 1920'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 Art Glass than his contemporaries of the day such as Tiffany, Steuben and Quezal.