This plate measures 24in wide. It’s thickness runs 1-3inches. Weighs approximately 5 pounds. Its original Dale Chihuly hand blown glass with his signature on the bottom side. It was purchased from the Bellagio when it first opened by my grandmother. I have no receipts of purchase.
This was privately owned by my grandmother who purchased it from the Bellagio when it first opened. It’s been inside her home on display since then.
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This is really interesting and looks like this plate might be a one-off and something DC did not make many of (on the auction market, typical works usually do better than atypical works unless there is extensive documentation etc surrounding a specific individual commission where rarity - and provenance - would drive the price up).
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
An Unusual Dale Chihuly Presentation Art Glass Charger
inscribed underneath "Paul Chihuly" (the inscription is comparable to Chihuly drawings from the early 1980s)
3 inches high by 24 inches diameter
PROVENANCE: acquired at the Bellagio Hotel in the late 1990s; thence by inheritance
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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