1: Dale Chihuly "Imperial Iris Persian" Set
Dale Chihuly "Imperial Iris Persian" Set
(American, b. 1941), vivid striated purple glass dish of amorphous form with chartreuse rims; the larger piece signed "Chihuly, pp99;" complete with custom acrylic case.
DOA 7 x 12.25 x 11.5 in.
"The Persians started out as a search for new forms. I set up Martin Blank and Robbie Miller in a corner of the hotshop at Pilchuck. I would make large pencil drawings for them with a couple of dozen small forms, and then I would put an X under the ones I wanted them to go for. Over the next year, we made more than 1,000 miniature experimental forms." —Chihuly