Salmon Chalice

  • Donavon Boutz, Salmon Chalice, 1999, blown, lampworked and modeled colored glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1999, Donovan J. Boutz, Gift of Suzan Benzle in honor of Jean O. Boutz, 1999.22.3

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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
Salmon Chalice
Artist
Date
1999
On View
Dimensions
13 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. (34.9 x 9.2 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
  • Animal – fish – salmon
Object Number
1999.22.3
Palette
Linked Open Data
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