Joseph Hilton McConnico for Daum "Sahara" Art Glass Suspended Bowl. The clear crystal bowl suspended between two pate de verre glass cacti mounted on a marble base.Number 138 from the 1987 limited edition of 950. One cactus marked'Daum France', the other cactus numbered'139/950' and signed by the artist'Hilton McConnico'. A fantastic and extremely rare example of McConnico's collaboration with D aum.
Dimensions: height overall 5 3/4 inches, width of base 19 inches, depth 4 3/4 inches. Condition: In overall excellent condition. As is the nature of this type of glass, there are irregularities throughout the patte de verre glass.
As can be seen in the images, there are scratches to the marble plinth and some minor issues with the felt on the underside of the plinth. Provenance: Property from the Estate of a Private Collector, Beverly Hills, California.
Note: Joseph Hilton McConnico (1943 - 2018) was a designer and artist who was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Moving to Paris in 1965, McConnico worked in fashion for such designers as Ted Lapidus and Yves St. Laurent before becoming a set designer & art director for more than 20 films, including the cult classic'Diva. Beginning in 1987, McConnico collaborated with Daum on a number of designs. Some of his "Cactus" creations for the Daum were presented by French President François Mitterrand to President George H.Bush as a gift of state. Later in his career, McConnico's architecture and interior design projects included the Hermes Museum in Tokyo, which he conceived for the new Renzo Piano building in the famed Ginza shopping district, and the Toupary restaurant on the fifth-floor of the historic Samaritaine department store. He also designed a collection of limited series and unique pieces for Formia International in Murano Glass. In 1990 the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee held a retrospective of 30 years of McConnico's creations. He was also the first American to have work permanently inducted into the Louvre's Decorative Arts collection. We reserve the right to cancel any sale. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that an item is free from signs of age and/or use, imperfections, defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of others. Any information regarding the condition of an item is offered as a courtesy and is our opinion only. Items listed for local pick-up will be released. Although we are confident of your satisfaction, there are absolutely.
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