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Mary Ann “Toots” Zynsky is a glass worker who began her career originally as a ceramics artist. In 1974 she received her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design where so many artists converted to glass under the influence of Dale Chihuly. She also studied in Deer Isle, Maine, at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, pioneering new approaches to glass at the Pilchuck Glass School (which she helped found in 1971), as well as New York’s Experimental Glass Workshop where she was a teacher. For her sculpture in glass, Toots Zynksy developed a unique method of fusing thin strands of glass into colorful patterns slumped over and sculptured on molds or forms in a technique called 'filet de verre'. Toots developed her own complex equipment for this process whereby intense heat is applied under a lowered hood to the multicolored threads of glass while they melt and fuse. At the same time, Zynskz, who wears heat resistant helmet, gloves and insulated suit in order to make this possible, shapes the glass by hand. Timing is critical in this in order to stop the melt at just the right moment. Her work is dramatic as it shows a profound sense of coloring that ultimately comes from her knowledge of and affection for the art of painting.

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            • Toots Zynsky
              May. 30, 2024

              Toots Zynsky

              Est: €400 - €800

              Vase from the 'Folto' series, 1984 in flashed glass with wire applications in shades of pink. Vase from the series Manufacturer's mark and date engraved under the base. Provenance: Private collection

              Bozner Kunstauktionen
            • Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Bowl, 1984
              May. 21, 2024

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Bowl, 1984

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Bowl, 1984 fused and thermoformed glass 4 h x 10 1/2 w x 9 d in Provenance: Habatat Gallery, 1988

              Hindman
            • Toots Zynsky Glass Sculpture / Vessel
              May. 18, 2024

              Toots Zynsky Glass Sculpture / Vessel

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Mary Ann (Toots) Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Marking(s); notes: signed Materials: Filet-de-Verre fused and hot-worked colored glass threads Dimensions (H, W, D): 5"h, 10.25"w, 4.75"d Additional Information: Vases & Vessels

              Palm Beach Modern Auctions
            • Toots Zynsky, Echeggiare
              May. 17, 2024

              Toots Zynsky, Echeggiare

              Est: $12,000 - $18,000

              Toots Zynsky Echeggiare USA, 2004 filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads 9.75 h x 18.25 w x 10.75 d in (25 x 46 x 27 cm) The title of this work translates to 'echo.' Signed to underside 'Z'. Provenance: Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cleveland | Acquired from the previous in 2004, Private Collection, Ohio This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky Filet-de-Verre Glass Bowl
              Mar. 20, 2024

              Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky Filet-de-Verre Glass Bowl

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky (American, b. 1951). Filet-de-verre fused and thermo-formed colored glass threads titled "Italian Chaos X" in the form of a colorful undulating bowl, 1995. Signed with a Z in one thread along the underside. With a lucite stand for display. Provenance: Elliott Brown Gallery, Seattle, 1995; Private Minnesota Collection. Lot Essay: Zynksy went by the name of "Toots" almost from birth. She was raised in Massachusetts and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1973. It was here she was one of a group of pioneering glass artists who studied with Dale Chihuly. In the summer of 1971, she accompanied Chihuly along with fellow RISD students and friends of Chihuly to Washington state where she would participate in the founding and early development of the Pilchuck Glass School. In 1980 she would become the assistant director and head of hte hot shop at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop in New York City, now known as UrbanGlass. While there she experimented with barbed wire and glass which eventually evolved into "spun glass" vessels. Her 1982 vessel titled "Clipped Grass" was her first foray into the use of the filet-de-verre technique she would pioneer and that would soon become her hallmark. Filet-de-verre involves pulling fine threads from a glass cane. She then layers thousands of these strands onto a round heat-resistant fiberboard plate. These threads are then fused inside a kiln. While still hot, the glass is allowed to slump over bowl-shaped forms. After the glass has achieved the desired shape, she then reaches into the kiln with heat-resistant gloves and squeezes the glass into unique undulating forms.

              Revere Auctions
            • Schalenobjekt "Night out" - Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky, um 1993.
              Mar. 15, 2024

              Schalenobjekt "Night out" - Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky, um 1993.

              Est: €5,500 - €8,000

              Schalenobjekt "Night out" Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky, um 1993. Schwarzviolettes Glas mit orangeroten, gelben, hellgrünen, grünen, hellblauen und blauen Fäden. Ausgezogene, verschmolzene und heiß verformte Farbglasfäden. Auf der Standfläche sign.: Z (aufgeschmolzener schwarzvioletter Farbglasfaden). H. 16,5 cm, B. 32,5 cm. - Lit.: L'Art du Verre Contemporain, MUDAC, Lausanne 2006, Abb. 307, 373 & 444 - S.K. Franth, Contemporary Glass, S. 184. Aus feinen selbstgezogenen Glasfäden schafft die Künstlerin faszinierende Schalenobjekte. Acht Kilometer und mehr werden in einem einzigen Werk verarbeitet. Die Fäden werden in leuchtenden Farbkombinationen zusammengelegt, in der Fusingtechnik zusammengeschmolzen und schließlich über verschiedene Formen abgesenkt.

              Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG
            • Toots Zynsky, Folto vase
              Feb. 20, 2024

              Toots Zynsky, Folto vase

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Toots Zynsky Folto vase Venini USA / Italy, 1995 internally decorated glass 4 h x 9 dia in (10 x 23 cm) Etched signature and date to underside 'Zynsky x Venini 95'. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Wright
            • TOOTS ZYNSKY Grand bol de la série 'Wild Spring Chaos'1994MonogramméFils de verre fusionnés et thermoformésH: 19,5cm. (7 1/2in.); L: 39cm.(15 3/8in.); P: 20cm.(7 7/8in.).A great monogrammed bowl from the 'Wild Spring Chaos' ...
              Nov. 30, 2023

              TOOTS ZYNSKY Grand bol de la série 'Wild Spring Chaos'1994MonogramméFils de verre fusionnés et thermoformésH: 19,5cm. (7 1/2in.); L: 39cm.(15 3/8in.); P: 20cm.(7 7/8in.).A great monogrammed bowl from the 'Wild Spring Chaos' ...

              Est: €8,000 - €12,000

              TOOTS ZYNSKY Grand bol de la série 'Wild Spring Chaos' 1994 Monogrammé Fils de verre fusionnés et thermoformés H: 19,5cm. (7 1/2in.); L: 39cm.(15 3/8in.); P: 20cm.(7 7/8in.). A great monogrammed bowl from the 'Wild Spring Chaos' series in fused and thermoformed glass threads by Toots Zynsky in 1994.

              Bonhams
            • Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951)
              Nov. 16, 2023

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951)

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951), fused and thermoformed glass vessel, remnants of applied "Z" to underside, h. 5 in., dia. 9 1/2 in. Provenance: The Estate of Caroline P. Ireland.

              Neal Auction Company
            • Toots Zynsky, Bramasole Mizimah
              Nov. 09, 2023

              Toots Zynsky, Bramasole Mizimah

              Est: $9,000 - $14,000

              Toots Zynsky Bramasole Mizimah USA, 2000 filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads 11.25 h x 21 w x 11 d in (29 x 53 x 28 cm) The title of this work translates to 'yearn for the sun.' Signed to underside 'Z'. Provenance: Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Toots Zynsky, Untitled
              Nov. 09, 2023

              Toots Zynsky, Untitled

              Est: $9,000 - $14,000

              Toots Zynsky Untitled USA, 1993 filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads 6.5 h x 10.75 w x 6.5 d in (17 x 27 x 17 cm) Signed to underside 'Z'. Provenance: Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Toots Zynsky Glass Threads Basket
              Oct. 21, 2023

              Toots Zynsky Glass Threads Basket

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Glass Threads Basket Glass Incised Z, bottom

              Larsen Art Auction
            • MARY ANN 'TOOTS' ZYNSKY, 'FOLTO' VASE, 1984
              Oct. 12, 2023

              MARY ANN 'TOOTS' ZYNSKY, 'FOLTO' VASE, 1984

              Est: €500 - €600

              Mary Ann 'Toots' Zynsky, 'Folto' vase, 1984, H. 26 cm. Execution: Venini & C., 1992. Cased glass, clear, blue and light purple, applied green threads. Marked: Zynsky x venini 92 (engraved).,

              Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH
            • Toots Zynsky, Breccia Chaos
              Oct. 05, 2023

              Toots Zynsky, Breccia Chaos

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Toots Zynsky Breccia Chaos USA, 1994 filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads 5 h x 17.25 w x 7 d in (13 x 44 x 18 cm) The title of this work translates roughly to 'breach of chaos'. Signed to underside 'Z'. Provenance: Barry Friedman Ltd., New York This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Toots Zynsky, Exotic Bird Series #12
              Oct. 05, 2023

              Toots Zynsky, Exotic Bird Series #12

              Est: $6,500 - $8,500

              Toots Zynsky Exotic Bird Series #12 USA, 1987 filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads 5.5 h x 12.5 w x 12.75 d in (14 x 32 x 32 cm) Signed to underside 'Z'. Provenance: Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago | Acquired from the previous in 1988 by the present owner This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Toots Zynsky, Red Birthday
              Oct. 05, 2023

              Toots Zynsky, Red Birthday

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              Toots Zynsky Red Birthday USA, 2001 filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads 11 h x 17.75 w x 12 d in (28 x 45 x 30 cm) Signed to underside 'Z'. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist | Thence by descent This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Toots Zynsky Contemporary Filet-de-verre Glass Bowl
              Aug. 05, 2023

              Toots Zynsky Contemporary Filet-de-verre Glass Bowl

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) Contemporary Filet-de-verre Glass Bowl, signed on bottom Z Height 5 in. Width 10.5 in. Depth 5.75 in. Provenance: The Estate of Stephen Weinroth, Nantucket, Massachusetts

              Rafael Osona Auctions
            • Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Schalenobjekt
              Jul. 28, 2023

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Schalenobjekt

              Est: -

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) - Bowl object (Boston 1951 b.) Oval, bulbous form with irregularly folded wall. Polychrome glass threads (filet de verre) fused and hot-formed in a fusing technique. 17 x 20 x 35 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634. // Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) Schalenobjekt (Boston 1951 geb.) Ovale, bauchige Form mit unregelmäßig gefalteter Wandung. Ausgezogene, in Fusingtechnik verschmolzene und heiß verformte, polychrome Glasfäden (filet de verre). 17 x 20 x 35 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634.

              Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser
            • Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Schalenobjekt ''Abbagliante Mizimah''
              Jul. 28, 2023

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Schalenobjekt ''Abbagliante Mizimah''

              Est: -

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) - Bowl object ''Abbagliante Mizimah'' (Boston 1951 b.) Oval form with irregularly folded wall over a round stand. Fused and hot formed glass threads (filet de verre) in grass green. Monogrammed ''Z'' on the bottom with fused black glass thread. 20 x 39 x 19 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634. // Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) Schalenobjekt ''Abbagliante Mizimah'' (Boston 1951 geb.) Über rundem Stand ovale Form mit unregelmäßig gefalteter Wandung. Ausgezogene, in Fusingtechnik verschmolzene und heiß verformte Glasfäden (filet de verre) in Grasgrün. Am Boden mit aufgeschmolzenem, schwarzem Glasfaden monogrammiert ''Z''. 20 x 39 x 19 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634.

              Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser
            • Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Schalenobjekt
              Jul. 28, 2023

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Schalenobjekt

              Est: -

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) - Bowl object (Boston 1951 b.) Nearly oval form over a round stand with irregularly folded walls. Filet-de-Verre Fused and thermo formed colored glass threads. Monogrammed ''Z'' on the bottom with fused black glass thread. 20,5 x 25,5 x 35 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, p. 634. // Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) Schalenobjekt (Boston 1951 geb.) Annähernd ovale Form über rundem Stand mit unregelmäßig gefalteter Wandung. Ausgezogene, in Fusingtechnik verschmolzene und heiß verformte, polychrome Glasfäden (filet de verre). Am Boden mit aufgeschmolzenem, schwarzem Glasfaden monogrammiert ''Z''. 20,5 x 25,5 x 35 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634.

              Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser
            • Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Schalenobjekt
              Jul. 28, 2023

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Schalenobjekt

              Est: -

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) - Bowl object (Boston 1951 b.) Elongated oval form with irregularly folded walls. Fused and hot-formed polychrome glass threads (filet de verre), inside in turquoise tones, outside in blue, black, yellow, green with a little red. Monogrammed ''Z'' on the bottom with fused thread of colourless glass. 12,5 x 18 x 45 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634. // Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) Schalenobjekt (Boston 1951 geb.) Langgezogen ovale Form mit unregelmäßig gefalteter Wandung. Ausgezogene, in Fusingtechnik verschmolzene und heiß verformte, polychrome Glasfäden (filet de verre), innen in Türkistönen, außen in Blau, Schwarz, Gelb, Grün mit wenig Rot. Am Boden mit aufgeschmolzenem Faden aus farblosem Glas monogrammiert ''Z''. 12,5 x 18 x 45 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634.

              Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser
            • Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Monochromes Schalenobjekt, 1990er Jahre
              Jul. 28, 2023

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Monochromes Schalenobjekt, 1990er Jahre

              Est: -

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) - Monochrome bowl object, 1990s. (Boston 1951 b.) Over a round stand, approximately oval form with irregularly folded walls. Fused and hot formed glass threads (filet de verre) in blue. Monogrammed ''Z'' on the bottom with fused black glass thread. 17,5 x 26 x 35 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, p. 634. // Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) Monochromes Schalenobjekt, 1990er Jahre (Boston 1951 geb.) Über rundem Stand annähernd ovale Form mit unregelmäßig gefalteter Wandung. Ausgezogene, in Fusingtechnik verschmolzene und heiß verformte Glasfäden (filet de verre) in Blau. Am Boden mit aufgeschmolzenem, schwarzem Glasfaden monogrammiert ''Z''. 17,5 x 26 x 35 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634.

              Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser
            • Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Vase aus der Serie ''Chiacchiera''
              Jul. 28, 2023

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Vase aus der Serie ''Chiacchiera''

              Est: -

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) - Vase from the series ''Chiacchiera'' (Boston 1951 b.) For Venini, Murano. Egg shape over a round stand and with a folded, thick mouth rim. Colourless glass with opaque green interlayer and black underlay, densely covered with black threads on the outside. Signed and dated on the bottom ''Zynski x venini 91'', at the shoulder label of the manufactory ''Venini Murano Made in Italy''. H. 31,5 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634. // Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) Vase aus der Serie ''Chiacchiera'' (Boston 1951 geb.) Für Venini, Murano. Eiform über rundem Stand und mit umgeschlagenem, dickem Mündungsrand. Farbloses Glas mit opakgrüner Zwischenschicht und schwarzem Unterfang, außen dicht mit schwarzen Fäden umsponnenen. Am Boden sign. und dat. ''Zynski x venini 91'', an der Schulter Etikett der Manufaktur ''Venini Murano Made in Italy''. H. 31,5 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634.

              Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser
            • Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Kleines Schalenobjekt
              Jul. 28, 2023

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Kleines Schalenobjekt

              Est: -

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) - Small bowl object (Boston 1951 b.) Oval form with irregularly folded wall over a round stand. Polychrome glass threads (filet de verre) in shades of red, orange and green, fused and hot-formed in a fusing technique. Monogrammed ''Z'' on the bottom with fused black glass thread. 15 x 18 x 29 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634. // Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) Kleines Schalenobjekt (Boston 1951 geb.) Über rundem Stand ovale Form mit unregelmäßig gefalteter Wandung. Ausgezogene, in Fusingtechnik verschmolzene und heiß verformte, polychrome Glasfäden (filet de verre) in Rot-, Orange- und Grüntönen. Am Boden mit aufgeschmolzenem, schwarzem Glasfaden monogrammiert ''Z''. 15 x 18 x 29 cm. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634.

              Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser
            • Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Schalenobjekt, 1990er Jahre
              Jul. 28, 2023

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann): Schalenobjekt, 1990er Jahre

              Est: -

              Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) - Bowl object, 1990s (Boston 1951 b.) Oval form with irregularly folded wall over a round stand. Filet-de-Verre Fused and thermo formed colored glass threads, predominantly in orange and red tones. Monogrammed ''Z'' on the bottom with fused black glass thread. 19,5 x 20 x 39,5 cm. - Cf. exhibition Feuer und Flamme, Glas und Keramik aus den Sammlungen der Familie Otto Waldrich im Europäischen Museum für Modernes Glas, Rödental 2014. - Who's who in contemporary ceramic arts, 1996, p. 634. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, p. 634. // Zynsky, Toots (Mary Ann) Schalenobjekt, 1990er Jahre (Boston 1951 geb.) Über rundem Stand ovale Form mit unregelmäßig gefalteter Wandung. Ausgezogene, in Fusingtechnik verschmolzene und heiß verformte, polychrome Glasfäden (filet de verre), vorwiegend in Orange- und Rottönen. Am Boden mit aufgeschmolzenem, schwarzem Glasfaden monogrammiert ''Z''. 19,5 x 20 x 39,5 cm. - Vgl. Ausstellung Feuer und Flamme, Glas und Keramik aus den Sammlungen der Familie Otto Waldrich im Europäischen Museum für Modernes Glas, Rödental 2014. - Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, 1993, S. 634.

              Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser
            • Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Untitled #11 Vessel, c. 1993
              Jul. 27, 2023

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Untitled #11 Vessel, c. 1993

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Untitled #11 Vessel, c. 1993 filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads signed with fused-glass 'Z' H 5 x W 17 x D 7 1/4 inches

              Hindman
            • Toots Zynsky
              Jul. 06, 2023

              Toots Zynsky

              Est: €400 - €500

              Toots Zynsky (1951)   A COUPLE OF “FOLTO” LIGHT BLUE AND PINK GLASS VASES   COPPIA DI VASI DELLA SERIE FOLTO in vetro nei toni dell’azzurro e rosa marcato, firmato e datato a punta sul fondo Produzione Venini, Italia, 1984 cm alt. 14 cad.    

              Pandolfini Casa d'Aste
            • Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) Untitled Vessel
              May. 24, 2023

              Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) Untitled Vessel

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) Untitled Vessel fused and thermo formed glass threads signed 'Z' H 5 1/4 x W 13 x D 12 inches This lot is located in Chicago. Property from a Michigan Collector

              Hindman
            • Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) Untitled Large Vessel
              May. 24, 2023

              Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) Untitled Large Vessel

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) Untitled Large Vessel filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads signed 'Z' H 8 1/4 x W 15 1/4 x D 9 1/2 inches This lot is located in Chicago. Property from the Collection of Robert P. Hunter, Jr. and Barbara Hunter, Alpharetta, Georgia

              Hindman
            • MARY ANN "TOOTS" ZYNSKY (American b. 1951) AN ART GLASS BOWL, "Spun (Untitled)," 1981
              May. 20, 2023

              MARY ANN "TOOTS" ZYNSKY (American b. 1951) AN ART GLASS BOWL, "Spun (Untitled)," 1981

              Est: $600 - $800

              MARY ANN "TOOTS" ZYNSKY (American b. 1951) AN ART GLASS BOWL, "Spun (Untitled)," 1981, of slightly compressed conical form, the exterior with a profusion of flossy strands overlaying a clear to opaque lavender bowl with a band of emerald green at mouth, engraved signed "Mary Ann Toots Zynsky," and dated on foot. Height: 4 1/2" Diameter: 7 1/2"

              Simpson Galleries, LLC
            • Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky
              May. 20, 2023

              Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky

              Est: $6,000 - $9,000

              (Rhode Island/Washington, born 1951) multicolor filet de verre fused and thermoformed glass threads, signed to base "Z", 7-1/2 x 16 x 7-1/2 in. Note: The notoriety of being the first follows Toots Zynsky. She was Dale Chihuly's first student and assisted him in the founding and establishment of the Pilchuk Glass Center in Washington state. She invented the filet de verre technique and co-invented a thread pulling machine to create the fine glass fibers. She was the first artist commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York to create a piece of contemporary glass. Provenance: Collection of Jean and Jim Barrow

              Brunk Auctions
            • TOOTS ZYNSKY FOR VENINI "CHIACCHERA" GLASS VASE
              May. 14, 2023

              TOOTS ZYNSKY FOR VENINI "CHIACCHERA" GLASS VASE

              Est: $600 - $800

              Blue glass with applied green glass threads and wide pink tone rim. Hand etched to bottom: "Zynsky x venini 95". Original Venini Murano label to rim. Artist's website: tootszynsky.org. Excellent condition. 10.5" H.

              District Auction
            • Toots Zynsky, Exotic Pair (from the Birds of Paradise series)
              May. 12, 2023

              Toots Zynsky, Exotic Pair (from the Birds of Paradise series)

              Est: $7,000 - $9,000

              Toots Zynsky Exotic Pair (from the Birds of Paradise series) USA, 1992 filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads 5.5 h x 17.5 w x 7.5 d in (14 x 44 x 19 cm) Signed to underside 'Z'. Provenance: Private Collection, New York This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Toots Zynsky, Untitled (large vessel)
              May. 12, 2023

              Toots Zynsky, Untitled (large vessel)

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              Toots Zynsky Untitled (large vessel) filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads 9.625 h x 18.5 w x 12 d in (24 x 47 x 30 cm) Signed to underside 'Z'. Provenance: Private Collection This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Toots Zynsky, Tucson Tramonto
              May. 12, 2023

              Toots Zynsky, Tucson Tramonto

              Est: $20,000 - $30,000

              Toots Zynsky Tucson Tramonto 2011 filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads 9.5 h x 19 w x 10 d in (24 x 48 x 25 cm) The present work was inspired by memories of a beautiful wedding the artist attended at sundown on a rooftop deck in Tucson, AZ. Primary market value: $20,000.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Toots Zynsky, Venini, Vase Chiacchiera
              Apr. 22, 2023

              Toots Zynsky, Venini, Vase Chiacchiera

              Est: €750 - €1,500

              Vase Chiacchiera. 1989. Opaque blue glass, light lilac-colored interior, wall with surrounding band of green melted threads. H. 26 cm, D. 19 cm. Marked on the wall with a company label. Marked on the bottom: Zynsky venini x 89 (engraved).

              Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski
            • Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky Filet-de-Verre Glass Vessel
              Mar. 15, 2023

              Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky Filet-de-Verre Glass Vessel

              Est: $7,000 - $10,000

              Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky Filet-de-Verre Glass Vessel Circa 1990 Formed of fused and slumped bright orange, yellow, lime green and turquoise colored glass filaments, with a signature " Z" glass filament on the underside. Height 7 3/4 inches, width 15 3/8 inches. C 

              Doyle New York
            • TOOTS ZYNSKY (B. 1951) 'NEW STRUGGLING CHAOS', 1998 10 1/8 x 18 7/8 x 12 1/
              Mar. 15, 2023

              TOOTS ZYNSKY (B. 1951) 'NEW STRUGGLING CHAOS', 1998 10 1/8 x 18 7/8 x 12 1/

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              TOOTS ZYNSKY (B. 1951) 'NEW STRUGGLING CHAOS', 1998 10 1/8 x 18 7/8 x 12 1/4 in. (25.7 x 48 x 31.1 cm)

              Christie's
            • Toots Zynsky, Untitled from the Spring Chaos series
              Jan. 20, 2023

              Toots Zynsky, Untitled from the Spring Chaos series

              Est: $5,500 - $7,500

              Toots Zynsky Untitled from the Spring Chaos series USA, 1995 filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads 4.75 h x 16 w x 4.75 d in (12 x 41 x 12 cm) Signed to underside 'Z'. This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Group of Four Early Blown Glass Leg Goblets, USA, circa 1970s
              Nov. 18, 2022

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Group of Four Early Blown Glass Leg Goblets, USA, circa 1970s

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Group of Four Early Blown Glass Leg Goblets, USA, circa 1970s Blown glass, iridized surface Each with five legs, three vessels of similar height and coloration, the fourth shorter and in pale blue-green glass Unmarked (H: 7 3/8 in. (largest), H: 6 7/16 in. (smallest)) Qty: (4) Provenance Acquired directly from the artist Property from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection Artist Biography Mary Ann "Toots" Zynsky was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1951. She received her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973. After graduating, she was one of the few wormen to study with Dale Chihuly at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington during its formative and early years. Since has since returned to teach at Pilchuck. In the mid-1980s, she spent six months in Ghana, on a special research project, recording Ghanaian music. She later became assistant director and head of the hot shop at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop in New York City, now Brooklyn-based UrbanGlass. Her later, celebrated "filet de verre" technique creating vessels of kiln-fused glass canes has won her wide acclaim. Zynsky’s work is included in more than 75 international museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cooper-Hewitt in New York City; the Musée des Arts Décoratifs du Louvre in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious honors and awards including the 2015 Smithsonian Visionary Award, the Women’s Center of Rhode Island Annual Women of Excellence Award in 2013 and the Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2006. Overall very good condition, with no breaks or repairs; light surface wear consistent with age and use; the smallest goblet with a small (1/8 in.) chip to the base of one foot, and two small chips (the largest under 3/16 in.) to another foot, generally unobtrusive; one purple iridescent goblet with a small (1/4 in.) shallow chip to front face of one foot at base.

              Freeman's
            • Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) Vessel, 1987
              Nov. 18, 2022

              Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) Vessel, 1987

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) Vessel, 1987 fused and thermo formed glass threads signed 'Z' H 5 x W 12 x D 11 inches

              Hindman
            • Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Boshetto, 2011 Filet-de-verre 6 x 11 x 7 inches
              Sep. 29, 2022

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Boshetto, 2011 Filet-de-verre 6 x 11 x 7 inches

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Boshetto, 2011 Filet-de-verre 6 x 11 x 7 inches (15.2 x 27.9 x 17.8 cm) Applied Z to underside PROVENANCE: Habatat, Royal Oak, Michigan; Collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff; Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, Masterworks in Glass, April 27, 2017, lot 16. Toots Zynsky earned her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design after which she worked with Dale Chihuly at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, where she has been an Instructor. Her works, such as Boshetto, 2011, are recognized for her innovative filet-de-verre technique, a process of pulling very fine threads of glass canes. Zynsky's work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum. Property from an Important Private Collection of Contemporary Glass HID01801242017

              Heritage Auctions
            • Toots ZYNSKY (Mary Ann Zynsky, *1951) Glasschale ¨Vessel¨
              Sep. 25, 2022

              Toots ZYNSKY (Mary Ann Zynsky, *1951) Glasschale ¨Vessel¨

              Est: -

              goldfarbene Glasfasern, auf der Wandung mit braunen, gelben und orangenen Streifen, am Boden ¨Z¨-Marke, L ca. 27cm, H 13cm, mit Kaufbeleg der ¨Galerie L¨, Gräfin von Finckenstein, Hamburg, a.d. Jahr 1989

              Auktionshaus Rotherbaum OHG
            • MARY ANN 'TOOTS' ZYNSKY, BOWL 'FOLTO', 1984
              Sep. 22, 2022

              MARY ANN 'TOOTS' ZYNSKY, BOWL 'FOLTO', 1984

              Est: €600 - €700

              Mary Ann 'Toots' Zynsky, Bowl 'Folto', 1984, H. 11 cm; Ø 22 cm. Execution: Venini & C., 1995. Cased glass, colorless, turquoise blue and blue with applied pink and white threads. Marked: Zynsky x venini 95 (engraved).,

              Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH
            • Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Vessel, circa 1985 Filet-de-verre 4-1/8 x 10-1/
              Jul. 21, 2022

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Vessel, circa 1985 Filet-de-verre 4-1/8 x 10-1/

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Vessel, circa 1985 Filet-de-verre 4-1/8 x 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (10.5 x 26.7 x 26.7 cm) Applied Z to underside HID01801242017

              Heritage Auctions
            • Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Untitled #5 vessel 18 1/4"w x 6 3/4"d x 5 1/4"h
              May. 18, 2022

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Untitled #5 vessel 18 1/4"w x 6 3/4"d x 5 1/4"h

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Untitled #5 vessel Amsterdam, Netherlands, circa 1992 fused and slumped glass threads artist's mark 18 1/4"w x 6 3/4"d x 5 1/4"h Provenance: Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida, 17 March 1992 Treadway Toomey Auctions, Oak Park, Illinois, Art in Glass: The Collection of Joan and Milton Baxt, 11 November 2017, Lot 49

              Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
            • MARY ANN "TOOTS" ZYNSKY (B. 1951) ART GLASS
              May. 12, 2022

              MARY ANN "TOOTS" ZYNSKY (B. 1951) ART GLASS

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Titled " Balzare" and completed in 2006. Zynsky's unique technique involves the use of a thread pulling machine, which a friend and colleague of hers invented with her guidance. Glass rods are passed through the machine and fine strands are produced and then layered. She works with a palette of no less than 60 different colors, laying these groupings of threads into a flat circular shape, one color on top of another in hundreds of layers and then formed and pressed into their unique organic shape. Lot comes with a book documenting the artists work and this piece specifically. Dimensions: H 7.25" x W 14.5" x D 10.25" Condition: No issues to note

              Westport Auction
            • Toots Zynsky, Successivo
              Apr. 21, 2022

              Toots Zynsky, Successivo

              Est: $20,000 - $30,000

              Toots Zynsky Successivo USA, 2021 filet de verre fused and thermo-formed glass threads 12 h × 24.75 w × 11.75 d in (30 × 63 × 30 cm) Of the primary market; suggested retail: $32,000. Please note: This work will ship directly from the artist or the artist's representative. Condition of the item is not included in this description. Condition reports are available from Wright upon request. Wright strongly recommends that you review a condition report for each item on which you plan to bid. Email [email protected] to request a condition report.

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