Durand Art glass shadeBy Mark Chervenka
Durand Art glass shade update
Unlike shades with 2¼″ fitter rims by other art glass manufacturers–such as Tiffany, Steuben and Quezal -- Durand shades virtually never have a rolled over fitter lip (see diagram of typical shade below). The vast majority of Durand shades were custom made for just a few New Jersey lamp manufacturers. Durand shades fit those lamps and usually no others.
Shown here is a 6″ Durand shade in multi-color Lava or Crackle, a rough textured finish. This shade and other confirmed original Durand shades are practically never signed. Any shade signed Durand should be viewed with suspicion and examined thoroughly.