Opal Basket

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Object Name: 
Bowl
Title: 
Opal Basket
Accession Number: 
79.4.123
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 19.8 cm, Diam (max): 23 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1977
Primary Description: 
Bowl, "Opal Basket". Opalescent, opaque white, deep red non-lead glass; blown. Hollow spherical shape with opening at top, blown of opalescent glass which is nearly colorless at top and nearly opaque at bottom; deep red threads around "equator" of piece, white threads around rim of opening, rough pontil mark; signed "Chihuly, '77" in script near pontil.
Provenance: 
Chihuly, Dale (American, b. 1941), Source
1977
to
1979-09-21
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Chihuly / '77
Signature and date
near pontil in script
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1979 through 1979
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Renwick Gallery
Toledo Museum of Art
Modern and contemporary art glass (2006) illustrated, slide 37; BIB# 130418
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) p. 283, #283; BIB# 20603