Dancing Red Elephant Chalice

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

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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.

Title
Dancing Red Elephant Chalice
Artists
Date
1999
On View
Dimensions
16 5/8 x 3 3/4 in. (42.3 x 9.6 cm.) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Suzan Benzle in honor of Jean O. Boutz

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Performing arts – circus
  • Animal – elephant
Object Number
1999.22.2
Palette
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