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Ruba Rombic Vase

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Ruba Rombic Vase

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Reuben Haley (American, 1872– 1933), designer
Consolidated Lamp & Glass Company, American, 1893 – 1963, manufacturer


introduced 1928, made ca. 1930


Blown and molded glass

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15 3/4 x 10 x 10 inches


On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 310


The Ruba Rombic line was introduced at the Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company, a major American glass-making center located just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The soaring verticality of the Ruba Rombic vase connected it to the skyscrapers being erected in many American cities, particularly in New York, while the multi-planed surfaces were clearly inspired by the contemporary Cubist movement in painting and sculpture. The line was one of the true modernist glass lines introduced by an industrial manufacturer in the 1920s.


Purchase in honor of Nancy Alexander, President of the Members Guild, 1999-2000, with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Trust