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Chalice

Chalice

c. 1965

fabricator

Blanche Vanis

(American, 1933–2021)

Silver and enamel

30.5 cm (12 in.)

Gift from the Estate of Blanche Vanis 2022.24

Location

Did you know?

The chalice features an enamel Chi Rho design, which are Greek letters symbolizing Jesus Christ.

Description

Born in Cleveland to Czech immigrants, Vanis studied metalsmithing at the Cleveland Institute of Art and forged her career in a male-dominated field. Although she worked many years as a jewelry designer for a local studio, she remains best-known for her independently created objects in silver, such as Chalice, which also features enamelwork.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Silver

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