Golden Topaz Basket

2017 Chihuly Workshop Studio Edition

Golden Topaz Basket

8 x 7 x 9"

The Golden Topaz Basket presents a true depiction of Chihuly’s vision to create softened, assymetrical forms in glass.

Two honey-gold vessels constitute this intimate sculpture. A thin, dexterous ribbon of deep oxblood red, which occasionally strikes black in the annealing process, wraps around both elements to further define the forms. The smaller element nestles within the larger, creating a diaphanous and weightless introspective environment.

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Type Glass
Dimensions 8 x 7 x 9"
Year 2017
Quantity Dropdown Value Use General Configuration
Color Red, Yellow
Series Baskets
In stock
$7,000.00

Signed by the artist
Approximately 8"H x 7"W x 9"D
Accompanied by a 12 x 12" acrylic vitrine with a black base for display

Every year, Chihuly creates four Studio Editions, representing Chihuly’s most distinctive series. As every piece is handblown, your artwork may vary slightly in size, color, and shape. Small blemishes or imperfections in the glass are part of the glass blowing process and add to the individual characteristics of each piece.

Includes Chihuly Baskets, a 112-page book that includes an enlightening DVD and an essay by curator Davira S. Taragin detailing the history of the Baskets series.

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“I wanted to concentrate on using the fire from the furnace as well as centrifugal force and gravity. This meant letting glass find its own form.”

–Chihuly

Additional Insights

Upon seeing Northwest Coast Indian baskets at the Washington State History Museum in 1977, Chihuly was fascinated by the effect time had on the woven vessels—how the elements softened them, making them bend and slump. By exploring the malleable qualities of glass, Chihuly successfully achieved his own interpretive vision blown and spun in both delicate and vibrant tones.

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