Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern & Contemporary Art + Design

Sat, Dec 3, 2022 12:00PM EST
Lot 758

Dale Chihuly "Cobalt Macchia" Basket Sculpture

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Dale Chihuly (b. 1941)
Marking(s); notes: signed, PP (Portland Press); 1994
Country of origin; materials: American; glass (plus book and acrylic and wood/fabric case)
Dimensions (H, W, D): 8.5"h, 9"w, 8"d; 15.5"h, 12.5"w, 12.5"d display case
Additional Information: Cobalt basket with cadmium red lip wrap has subtle aventurine throughout. Sculpture is from the special edition created for the Brooklyn Museum, New York and includes the acrylic display case with drawer containing a hard-cover book "The Life of Forms: On Dale Chihuly’s Glass Baskets" by Linda Norden. Lot is accompanied by a copy of the purchase receipt issued by Portland Press, Inc., dated 12.27.1994. Provenance: Private Collection, Daytona Beach, Florida, by descent. The consignor's father was a volunteer docent for twenty-plus years at the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences, Florida and included various ephemera related to Dale Chihuly's work along with the piece.

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very good, no chips or cracks (display case with some minor age and wear, book has a few small stains on interior pages)

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