Vintage 1950s fused glass tray from the Higgins Studio. Michael and Frances Higgins met at the Chicago Institute of Design and were pioneers in the rediscovery and refinement of the ancient art of glass fusing: essentially, the creation of an artful glass sandwich. A design is drawn with colored enamels or pieced with glass segments on one piece of enamel-coated glass, then covered with another piece of enameled glass. The object is placed in a mold and heated until the glass slumps, fusing the design between the outer glass pieces. Additional layers are often added for texture and color complexity. This vintage product is in mint, original condition. Signed in 22K gold leaf in corner.
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