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Tray in the "Carousel" pattern

A work made of fused glass and enamel.

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  • A work made of fused glass and enamel.


c. 1958–65


Frances Higgins (American, 1912–2004)
Michael Higgins (American, born England, 1908–1999)
Probably for Dearborn Glass Company (American, founded 1921)
Bedford Park, Illinois

About this artwork

Frances and Michael Higgins effectively rediscovered the ancient art of glass fusing—the merging of two glass sheets through intense heat—which had been almost abandoned in favor of glass blowing. The Higginses met at the Chicago Institute of Design and together founded the Higgins Studio in 1948, operating out of their small apartment. By the mid-1950s, Higgins glass was recognized and sold nationally, and in 1957 the couple entered into a partnership with Dearborn Glass Company. This tray was part of the couple’s “Higginsware” developed for the company.


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Arts of the Americas


Frances and Michael Higgins


Tray in the "Carousel" pattern


Illinois (Object made in)

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c. 1958–1965


Fused glass and enamel


Written in gold metallic script at corner of rim: "higgins"


2.9 × 35.6 × 17.8 cm (1 1/8 × 14 × 7 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edith and David A. DeMar

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