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"Drop-out" Bowl

1988 Frances Higgins Born: Haddock, Georgia 1912 Died: Riverside, Illinois 2004 fused and enameled glass 6 1/2 x 11 in. (16.5 x 27.9 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance 1989.7.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53A


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Frances Higgins experimented with glass as early as 1942 by bending and shaping flat glass in a kiln. She sandwiches eye-catching hues of enamel between layers of translucent glass. The gold pigment applied to "Drop-out" Bowl enhances its overlapping colors and textured form.

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decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

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About Frances Higgins

Born: Haddock, Georgia 1912 Died: Riverside, Illinois 2004