Lot 137
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Reuben Haley

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 USD
Sold
6,875 USD
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Description

  • Reuben Haley
  • "Ruba Rombic" Vase
  • glass
  • 9  5/8  in. (24.5 cm) high

Literature

Karen Davies, At Home in Manhattan:  Modern Decorative Arts, 1925 to the Depression, New Haven, 1983, p. 58 (for a related work)
John Stuart Gordon, A Modern World:  American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950, New Haven, 2011, p. 61 (for related designs)

Catalogue Note

Reuben Haley’s “Ruba Rombic” series for the Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company demonstrates the period interest in the avant-garde art movements of the 1920s and 1930s, especially Cubism, which Haley was exposed to when he visited the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris.  The jungle green color of the glass highlights the early design date of the piece and its larger scale would have been a rare occurrence in the manufacturing process.  
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