Ruba Rombic perfume sells for record price at club auction A Ruba Rombic perfume in the French Crystal finish with an original paper label set a new world-record price for that finish of $3,000.00 at the Phoenix & Consolidated Glass Collectors Club auction.
News-Antique.com - Jul 31,2010 - The Phoenix and Consolidated Glass Collectors Club held their 18th annual convention in Pittsburgh in late-July. The club has a website at www.PCGCC.org. The club is an educational group of collectors and dealers of the art glass from Consolidated Glass Company of Coraopolis, PA and Phoenix Glass Company of Monaca, PA.
Here are highlights of items sold at the club auction on July 23, 2010, including a world record price for a French Crystal Ruba Rombic perfume. The top lot in the auction sold for $3000.00 (with no buyer’s premium) perfume. It was a Ruba Rombic French Crystal perfume (an auction record for a French Crystal perfume) with original label, which reads:
"Ruba Rombic An Epic in Modern Art Pat. Pending"
The Ruba Rombic line of art deco glassware was designed by Reuben Haley for Consolidated Glass Company and introduced in January 1928. Additional information on the Ruba Rombic line can be found at http://home.earthlink.net/~jdwilson1/rubarom.htm
A Ruba Rombic Cologne in Smoky Topaz sold for $500.00. This item had some minor chips on the stopper.
A Santa Maria night light with rare colors sold for $500.00. This had the original glass base and shade but the aluminum socket the shade twists into was missing.
A very unusual Regent cased aqua-blue Ginger Jar in the small 7˝” high size with silver overlay made $375.00. Complete with original label on base from Ovington's Store on 5th Avenue in New York. The electroplated silver overlay decoration was done by Rockwell Silver Company, Meriden, CT as their original label was intact and reads: “Rockwell STERLING SILVER NON-TARNISH”. Consolidated made these ginger jars in three sizes and this is the smallest.
A Consolidated ruby flashed Dancing Nymph crimped vase sold for $290.00. This vase was made by adding four crimps to the Dancing Nymph tumbler.
A true ruby-red Consolidated Foxglove Vase sold for $300.00. This vase was perfect.
A Consolidated ruby flashed ovoid Katydid vase, with ruby flashing on the background sold for $210.00.
A Phoenix Reuben-line Reuben Blue Philodendron vase crossed the block at $180.00.