"Ruba Rombic" Fish Bowl and Stand
Object Place: Monaca, Pennsylvania, Notes: (bowl); Object Place: Geneva, Illinois, Notes: (stand)
Overall: 79.4 x 36.8 cm (31 1/4 x 14 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass and cast iron
Not On View
Yellow-green molded glass bowl with irregular, multi-faceted, angular walls. Cast iron three-legged stand with stepped legs, gathered together and three posts fanning up to a custom-shaped rim, that perfectly fits the bowl shape. The stand elements are ornamented with stylized flower (and possibly fish) decoration.
Stamped on underside of rim: "W. H. HOWELL CO. GENEVA, ILL., PAT. APPL'D FOR."
Early history unknown; MFA purchased from Northeast Auctions, Saturday, April 2, 2005.
Dorothy Lee Jones Fund