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Salmon Chalice

1999 Donavon Boutz Born: Tampa, Florida 1945 blown, lampworked and modeled colored glass 13 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. (34.9 x 9.2 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Suzan Benzle in honor of Jean O. Boutz © 1999, Donovan J. Boutz 1999.22.3 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 - fish - salmon

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

glass

About Donavon Boutz

Born: Tampa, Florida 1945

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