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Maker: Maurice Heaton, American, born Switzerland, 1900-1990

Dish

1960–65

Glass with applied enamel

2 1/4 × 10 3/8 × 7 3/4 in. (5.715 × 26.353 × 19.685 cm)
Gift of Patricia E. Kane, Ph.D. 1987, and W. Scott Braznell, Art.A. 1967, in memory of Alice M. Kane
2010.100.1
Maurice Heaton was a third-generation glassworker who initially worked in stained glass. As demand for stained glass waned during the Depression, he turned his attention to making tablewares with glass slumped over iron forms that were then decorated with enamels. In his more than fifty years of making glass tablewares, his wares changed with evolving fashions. This example was purchased in the 1960s and shows the period’s preference for organic, asymmetrical shapes and strong earth tones.
Geography: 
Made in Valley Cottage, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Pascoe's, West Hartford, Connecticut; sold about 1960 to 1965 to Alice M. Kane (1916–2010), West Hartford; by bequest to her daughter, Patricia E. Kane, 2010; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, 2010

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.