Chihuly glass

Sep 05, 2021. 20:33 UTC
Chihuly glass
Diana
United States of America

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Description

Blown glass approximately 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Provenance

In mid 1950's, I visited Seattle and ate at the Icon Grill. I loved their blown glass decor and was directed to a small shop where I purchased this item. I was advise that it was blown by Dale Chihuly.

Answered within 9 minutes
Sep 05, 20:42 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Diana,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

style of Dale Chihuly (American, b 1941)
multicolored hand-blown vessel, unsigned
early 1950s
3 1/2 inches high, 8 /2 inches wide, 6 1/2 inches deep
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: acquired in Seattle in the mid 1950s
$400-600*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Diana kealer Sep 06, 22:18 UTC

It is not signed. I believe that this was very early in his career and perhaps he didn't sign all of his early pieces.

Diana kealer Sep 06, 22:19 UTC

Again, this was purchased in the early 1950's. Was he famous at that time?

Delia Sep 06, 23:09 UTC

Hi Diana,
Chihuly was born in 1941, so he would have been VERY young to have made this prior to your purchase of it in the early 1950s. There were glassmakers working in Seattle in the 1950s whose style Chihuly initially emulated; he would become its most prominent protege and develop his own individual style, retaining elements of his early training throughout his career.

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