Fumio Sawa Fine Art
114 East Main Street, Suite A Trinidad, CO 81082
The Durand company was started by Victor Durand in 1897. It was called the Vineland Flint Glass Works. Their company was formed in Vineland New Jersey.The collapse of the Quezal Art Glass company, gave Mr. Durand the opportunity to hire Martin Bach Jr. who had been the greatest influence on the art glass produced by Quezal, and whose father, Martin Bach Sr. had been a chemist and formulator for Louis Comfort Tiffany. In 1924 Bach, Jr. set up the art glass shop in Vineland for the Durand's. Bach immediately began to hire members of his team from the disbanded Quezal company.
They began making the golden amber glass similar to that of Tiffany. Also they make thread glass items and pieces that contained hearts and vines, king tut and peacock feather like Tiffany.
The early Art Glass produced by the Durand's was not marked, but later pieces were marked Durand and often included a V. You will always find a ground pontil on the Durand pieces.
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