Victor Durand died in a fatal crash in his new Duesenberg in 1931. His partner Col. Evan Kimball took over the firm, and using Durand shapes, started producing Cluthra glass similar to what Frederick Carder had produced at Steuben.
This production only lasted for a year when the business shut down. Because of the short period of production, Kimball Glass is extremely hard to find. Kimball used the same shapes as Durand and this particular shape is signed on the polished pontil in silver "1995-4" "K" "Dec-30" (a bit difficult to see on this one, could be slightly different). The first number being the shape the second number being the size.
The vase measures 4" tall x 4" wide. There are no chips, cracks or repairs. An exquisite and rare piece of art deco art glass history for the discerning collector.
Durand Kimball Cluthra Vase Art glass Vineland, New Jersey, c. 1931
Literature: Durand: The Man and His Glass by Edward J. Meschi , p. 111, fig. 514 and p. 112.
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