c. 1985 Stuart Abelman Art Glass Iridescent Feather Pull Elephant - image 1 of 5

Here is a stunning glass elephant by art glass blower Stuart Abelman. An iridescent dark blue with purple, teal and gold hints to the iridescence. Feather pulls of creamy white with touches of colorful iridescence. It measures approx. 7" high x 6-1/4" wide from back end to tip of tusks x 3-1/4" wide at the ears.

Etched on the bottom is "Abelman - 85- ME300-24". No certificate or box.

In nice condition with no chips or cracks.

A stunning piece of art glass that can stand on its own or be used as a paperweight. Thank you for visiting my shop on Rubylane.com. Feel free to ask any questions. International buyers are welcome but MUST have a U.S. mailing address for shipping.

Here is a brief biography for Stuart Abelman (you can learn more by searching on-line). Abelman began studying sculpture and painting as a young man. While attending Carnegie Mellon University, he started studying and blowing glass. Later while at UCLA, El Camino College asked if he would run their glassblowing department. He had already created a body of work that was finding its way into art shows and galleries. Eventually in 1976, he left teaching and started Abelman Art Glass and in 1977 the first furnace was lit at his studio in Southern California.

Abelman "uses his own formulas and the finest silica sand to ensure the purest quality glass possible." No painting is used in is pieces, they are all colors and design patterns formed from hot glass. Many of his pieces are shown in galleries and museums. He has produced many figures but the studio production of the unicorn was chosen for the American Express Catalog in the 1980s. He has produced the unicorn in various colors. The following statement was made by Stuart Abelman: “I have been working with hot glass for so many years that I am certain it runs through my veins.”

ITEM ID
CC-15181
TYPE
Art Glass
COLOR
Blue, Gold, Purple, White
ORIGIN
United States • American
PURPOSE
Figurines, Paperweights
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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c. 1985 Stuart Abelman Art Glass Iridescent Feather Pull Elephant

$275


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