Higgins Glass

Higgins Glass was founded in 1948, in Chicago, Illinois, by Michael and Frances Higgins. They produced art glass and fused glass, including housewares, tableware, wall sculptures, jewelry and much more.

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From 1947 until 1964, they partnered with Dearborn Glass Company and produced “higginsware”. Items included ashtrays, tableware and room dividers, with over 75 patterns produced.

In 1965, they briefly moved their base of operations to Haegar Potteries, then in 1966, opened their own studio in Riverside, Illinois, where they’ve been ever since.

Michael Higgins died in 1999 and his wife Frances died a few years later in 2004. The company is still in operation today under longtime associates, Jonathan and Louise Whimmer.

Higgins Glass Marks
higgins or the artist’s name (1948 – 1957)
Raised dancing man logo added in 1951
higgins in gold on the surface or signature in the colorway for pieces created at Dearborn or Haegar (1957 – 1965)
higgins engraved on the reverse, sometimes the artist’s name since 1966
higgins studio since Frances death in 2004

Higgins Glass Patterns, Designs
Barbaric Jewels
Black Hole
Dinner Dwarfs
Eye Over Quad
Harlequin & Columbine
Little Girl
Sewed Up Box
Waterfall Sparkler

Popular Higgins Glass
Art Glass
Glass Sculptures
Housewares – ashtrays, candleholders, clocks, lamps
Tableware – bowls, plates, servers
Wall Sculptures

Higgins Glass Value, Price Guide
High $ – Mid $$$


  1. Toni Burns September 8, 2016

    My mother bought a large pink glass ash tray with square colored pieces embedded in it. I was around 5 which would be around 1957. It is signed Higgins on the corner on top. I have pictures that I can send. Would love to know the value if you could tell me

  2. Kitty & Julio Guerrero November 5, 2014

    To whom it may concern
    we have acquired a blue 3 compartmen with gold Higgins signature
    we r wondering how old it is
    thank you
    kitty and julio

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