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Multiple form - Deep Blue and Bronze Gold Persian Set
  • Deep Blue and Bronze Gold Persian Set
    Chihuly, Dale, born 1941
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Deep Blue and Bronze Gold Persian Set

  • Object:

    Multiple form

  • Place of origin:

    Seattle (made)

  • Date:

    1999 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chihuly, Dale, born 1941 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, with threading and twisted canes (filigree of various types), blown into an optic mould, free-blown and hand-worked

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support and Paul Bedford

  • Museum number:

    C.108:1 to 8-2001

  • Gallery location:

    Contemporary Glass, Room 129, The Märit Rausing Gallery, case 1 []

The Persians series evolved from the Seaforms series in 1985, when the glassblower Martin Blanwith carried out experimental sessions under Dale Chihuly’s direction. The first examples were reminiscent of the tiny core-formed bottles of ancient Egypt and Persia. The series then developed into a range of widely differing shapes. The outer container forms were often of enormous size.

These pieces are each decorated with lines of thin, trailed glass. The piece was then blown into a ribbed mould leaving the ‘spines’ of thicker glass and then fully blown to shape. The outer form was spun out into a huge disk before finally being shaped by gravity and manipulated by hand.

Physical description

Large, spreading, organic shape, in blue with red rim, containing 7 assorted shapes, three in yellow with elongated, tentacle-like streamers, three globes (two yellow, one red) and a yellow frilly bowl-like shape.

Place of Origin

Seattle (made)

Date

1999 (made)

Artist/maker

Chihuly, Dale, born 1941 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Glass, with threading and twisted canes (filigree of various types), blown into an optic mould, free-blown and hand-worked

Marks and inscriptions

'Chihuly'
Signature

Dimensions

Width: 89 cm

Descriptive line

Large, spreading, organic shape, in blue with red rim, containing 7 assorted shapes, three in yellow with elongated, tentacle-like streamers, three globes (two yellow, one red) and a yellow frilly bowl-like shape.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hawkins Opie, Jennifer (ed.). Chihuly at the V&A. London: V&A Publications in association with Portland Press, 2001.
Object History File

Categories

Glass

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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