An art glass sculpture Royal Violet Basket Set by well-listed American abstract glass blower Dale Chihuly (b. 1941). The basket set appears in rich violet and royal tones with with large yellow striations running around the body of the two larger pieces. Opaque lines of violet overlap the yellow lines and lines the rim of all three pieces. This piece is accompany by an acrylic glass vitrine with black base. Artist’s signature etched on the bottom center of the smallest form and numbered PP10.
Dale Patrick Chihuly was born in Tacoma, Washington and currently works and lives within the same state. He found an interest in glass while studying interior design and upon graduating in 1965 attended the first glass program in the country at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies, established a glass program and taught for more than ten years at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). It was in the late 1960s while studying at the Veni glass factory in Venice, Italy through a Fulbright Fellowship that Chihuly observed the team approach to blowing glass; a method that the artist still practices. Noted accomplishments are many and include: co-founded the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State in 1971; works that are included in over 200 museum collections worldwide; numerous honors and awards that include, but are not limited to, twelve honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; created more than a dozen well-known series of works; and many more.
- measures the display case; largest form measures approximately 9" W x 9" H.