We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Pair of Owens’ Illinois Art Deco Apothecary Show Globes
They look best when filed with water and either red, blue, green or amber food coloring is added. We have spotted these used as a fish bowl. The use of show globes declined sharply in the early 20th century. An attempt by pharmacists to Revive their popularity prompted the introduction of an Art Deco form by the Owens Illinois Glass Company in 1931. Sold and priced as a set of 2. Height is measured from bottom of frame to top of first junction... $1800