Dish Maker: Maurice Heaton (American, born Switzerland, 1900–1990)


American Decorative Arts

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

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.


Glass with applied enamel


2 1/4 × 10 3/8 × 7 3/4 in. (5.715 × 26.353 × 19.685 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Patricia E. Kane, Ph.D. 1987, and W. Scott Braznell, Art.A. 1967, in memory of Alice M. Kane

Accession Number



20th century


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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
  • "Acquisitions," (accessed March 1, 2012).
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Object/Work type

dishes, utilitarian objects


"M.H." on side near top of pear

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