Of triple gourd shape, this is a rare lamp base in both its shape and decoration with a blue banded, pulled feather design and Egyptian or Moorish crackle finish.
Attributed to Durand Art Glass (Vineland, NJ, 1924-31)
The Durands were originally from Baccarat, France where they worked for the renowned Cristalleries de Baccarat before moving to the United States in the late 19th century. Durand Art Glass Shop was established as a division of Vineland Flint Glass Works in 1924. After the closure of the Quezal factory in 1924, many of the former employees were hired by Durand and Quezal's influence can be seen in many of the designs.
Unsigned as usual.
Edward J. Meschi, Durand: The Man and His Glass, p. 101, #444. A similarly decorated vase is illustrated but the banded color is different.
Early 20th century
Width 8.5 Depth 8.5 Height 11.5 inches
Note: the glass is in mint condition and the original brass fitting is on the bottom. The top riser with two sockets has been replaced with a single socket.