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Dancing Red Elephant Chalice

1999 Donavon Boutz Born: Tampa, Florida 1945 blown, lampworked and modeled colored glass 16 5/8 x 3 3/4 in. (42.3 x 9.6 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Suzan Benzle in honor of Jean O. Boutz © 1999, Donovan J. Boutz 1999.22.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B


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Donavon Boutz offers a humorous blend of human and animal forms in his traditional glassware styles. The elephant and salmon in these two chalices support the jewel-like encrusted vessels, challenging the functional purpose of the stem and creating a form that is more about wit and fantasy than utility.

Keywords

Animal - elephant

Performing arts - circus

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

glass

About Donavon Boutz

Born: Tampa, Florida 1945

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