Dancing Red Elephant Chalice

  • Donavon Boutz, Dancing Red Elephant Chalice, 1999, blown, lampworked and modeled colored glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Suzan Benzle in honor of Jean O. Boutz, 1999.22.2, © 1999, Donovan J. Boutz

Donavon Boutz offers a humorous blend of human and animal forms in his traditional glassware styles. The elephant and salmon (see 1999.22.3) 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.
Title
Dancing Red Elephant Chalice
Artist
Date
1999
Location
Dimensions
16 583 34 in. (42.39.6 cm.) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Suzan Benzle in honor of Jean O. Boutz

Mediums
Mediums Description
blown, lampworked and modeled colored glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Performing arts – circus
  • Animal – elephant
Object Number
1999.22.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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