Set of Three Fused Glass Key Detail Ashtrays by Higgins Studio, circa 1950 For Sale
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Set of Three Fused Glass Key Detail Ashtrays by Higgins Studio, circa 1950

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Glass artists Michael and Frances Higgins were considered to be pioneers of the fused glass process. The Chicago duo first developed their craft for Higgins Studio in 1948 and is still in production today. These unique pieces produced by the husband and wife team were featured in numerous displays as well as the pivotal exhibition "Glass 1959" at The Toledo Museum of Art. Today their work is considered highly collectible and is prized by both museums and private collectors alike. This set of three rectangular ashtrays are a testament to Higgins' innovative technique. The abstract designs parallel the emergence of Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s-1950s. Beautifully decorated with delicate gold locks and keys pattern. The keys are set on vibrant blocks of color and the locks become almost transparent on the clear glass. Each of these pieces include the Higgins gold signature close to the edge of the item. These exquisite pieces could be displayed as a collection, or as individuals throughout the home. Alternatively they can be utilized for their original purpose. They could be used in both residential and hospitality locations. Measurements: 14" x 10" Excellent vintage condition. As expected, minor signs of use commensurate with its age are evident. Please contact us for a full condition report.

Details

  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Excellent vintage condition.
  • Dimensions

    H 1.5 in. x W 14 in. x D 10 in.

    H 3.81 cm x W 35.56 cm x D 25.4 cm

  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Reference number
    LU133026606413

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