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.
Dancing Red Elephant Chalice
- 16 5⁄8 x 3 3⁄4 in. (42.3 x 9.6 cm.) diam.
© 1999, Donovan J. Boutz
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Suzan Benzle in honor of Jean O. Boutz
- Mediums Description
- blown, lampworked and modeled colored glass
- Performing arts – circus
- Animal – elephant
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