Salmon Chalice

Media - 1999.22.3 - SAAM-1999.22.3_1 - 57662
Copied Donavon Boutz, Salmon Chalice, 1999, blown, lampworked and modeled colored glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Suzan Benzle in honor of Jean O. Boutz, 1999.22.3, © 1999, Donovan J. Boutz

Artwork Details

Title
Salmon Chalice
Date
1999
Dimensions
13 343 58 in. (34.99.2 cm) diam.
Copyright
© 1999, Donovan J. Boutz
Credit Line
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

Artwork Description

Donavon Boutz offers a humorous blend of human and animal forms in his traditional glassware styles. The elephant (see 1999.22.2) 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.