Thanks all for the warm welcome! I can not now while responding see the names of you all to respond...but want to say I am a collector of Higgins also!! And I also collect Danish and Swedish modern pieces.
This piece I showed you here although bizarre has a great story behind it. Oh yes forgot the base is hand applied and I believe the lady and the bowl are molded?? not quite sure but the story goes like this:
After a circus came to town the designers at Cambridge came up with this line of new glass. Too risque for some in that time (the 30's) so rarely were they displayed in the open when company was over..Anyways that is how it was named ect...I assume from the trapeze artists.
I am amazed at this piece...The other thing it has going for it is the painted design which is a very popular one here Called Charelton Rose. So not only is there the Cambridge collector's interest but those who follow the Chareleton decorating line. Just an FYI I listed this piece on E and only did so yesterday. My reserve of has already been met and there is over 8 days left in the auction.
So that said...."beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and it holds true! These flying lady or the real name #40 Shell Bowl is a highly sought after piece of a Cambridge Glass art history and the story behind it's creation. The VERY VERY rare BLUE colored glass in this form is HIGHLY desireable and can go for thousands of dollars.
Anyways want to thank you all again for the Warm Welcome...
I have been looking thru your threads here and see some American Glass! I'm getting to my books tomorrow to see if I can help some.