Hand blown and sculpted glass. eight bowls in good condition the largest piece 21 inches wide by 12 inches high. All pieces are signed and would like confirmation on who the artist is.
Bought from Abell gallery. California.
Good evening, Ryan,
Thank you for adding the additional photographs. Abell is a pretty well-known auction house and I think if they thought this was a set by Chihuly they would have said so. Chihuly has several recognized signatures, (some of which don't look very much like 'Chihuly' to me), making a firm attribution a bit difficult. He has also been faked and it is pretty hard to tell from a photograph, even for someone as familiar with Chihuly's work as I am. I do think these are by Chihuly but am marking them as 'conditional' based on first-hand examination. If you elect to sell them, you might get a second in-person opinion from an auction house specializing in late 20th century art glass.
The following auction sales of similar Chihuly sets have been provided for your information as to the current market for authentic works:
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
Attributed to Dale Chihuly (American, born 1941)
An eight-piece clear-to-amber blown art glass set
indistinctly signed, dated 2004
the largest piece 21 by 12 inches
PROVENANCE: acquired at Abell's
$10,000-15,000 (represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary).
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