ROYAL HICKMAN METAL FISH PLATTER BRUCE FOX CIRCA 1940'S

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 04, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Offered for auction is a magnificent mid-century modern Royal Hickman fish platter tray. Bruce Fox. Circa mid-1940's.

Hallmarked - Royal Hickman, Bruce Fox, RH3. The tail fin is also metal stamped as shown in photo 6. Highly detailed and generously sized with a recessed center, gracefully curved outer edges and a footed base. An exquisite metalware piece strictly for display, for serving your guests, or for use as a spectacular centerpiece. In very nice vintage condition with light surface wear consistent with age. Measurements: 13" x 9". A rare find and an impressive mid-century modern Hickman collectible that offers a superb presentation for any setting.

Vintage Royal Hickman collectibles are becoming very highly collectible because these pieces have not been made under the Hickman name since the 1950's . This sculpted metal fish design is indicative of Hickman and is perfect for a tropical decor or collector.

Royal Hickman designed silver, pottery, glass, aluminum, furniture, lamps and other items for Haeger Potteries. First as a metal sculptor and potter in California, then on to Illinois, Hickman worked for Haeger from 1938 to 1944 (and again from the 1950's - 1969), but continued to contribute additional designs to the firm during the 1950s on a freelance basis.

He operated studio art potteries, in Tennessee and Florida in the 40's and 50's.
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