Macchia Seaform Group

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Object Name: 
Macchia Seaform Group
Accession Number: 
Overall W (max): 64.2 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Michael J. Bove III
Web Description: 
Dale Chihuly is an internationally celebrated personality in contemporary art and design whose prominence in the field of studio glass is unmatched. From the beginning of his involvement with glass in the 1960s, Chihuly has focused on the sculptural qualities of the material, using the blown vessel as a vehicle for the exploration of color and form. Chihuly’s Seaforms are characterized by their soft colors and open, unstructured forms that are the result of shaping the glass with heat, gravity, and minimal tooling. This Seaform Group is a hybrid that includes elements of Chihuly’s Macchia (spotted) vessels.
Bove, Michael J., III, Former Collection
Signature and date
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Macchia Seaform Group." Colorless, pink and opaque white glasses, with amethyst and amber inclusions; mold-blown and hot-worked. Composed of three large open fluted forms and six closed baskets shapes; signed on largest pieces: "Chihuly/1982".
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30
Masterpieces of American Glass
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Venice and American Studio Glass (2020) illustrated, p. 34 (fig. 81);
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 40, 102-103 (fig. 87, plate 28); BIB# 149403
5000 years of glass (2012) illustrated, p. 219, #275; BIB# 133950
Modern and contemporary art glass (2006) illustrated, slide 41; BIB# 130418
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 42, #78; BIB# 35681
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from the Corning Museum (1992-06) illustrated, back cover;
Panorama: Muzeinoe steklo (1992) illustrated, back cover (bottom); BIB# AI99388
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 173, #288; p. 197; BIB# 58995
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from the Corning Museum of Glass (1990-01-19) illustrated, p. 62 (center left); BIB# AI23824
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from the Corning Museum (1990-01) illustrated, p. 26 (bottom); BIB# AI24626
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 75, 96, pl. 124; BIB# 33046
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 230-231, pl. 107; BIB# 33819