Beau Rivage Casino Unique 13" Vase Hand Painted by Renowned Artist Gail Pittman
Beau Rivage Casino Unique Collectible 13" Vase Hand Painted by Renowned Artist Gail Pittman
Signed & Dated by the Artist.
There is an interesting story behind this particular vase.
On January 3, 1999 Gail Pittman (the artist who created this vase) flew by private plane to Biloxi, Mississippi where Steve Wynn's Beau Rivage Casino Resort was being built. She had a relatively small company at that time, but was told the Beau Rivage wanted to use dishes she designed and created.
Amazingly, they wanted 10,000 pieces in just 6 weeks! To the shock of her business partner, she stepped up to the challenge and proclaimed they could DO IT! Somehow, they did, indeed, manage to produce the order! It was done in home-style Italian with "sun-drenched Tuscan colors” very much depicted in the design of this vase.
After that, Gail Pittmans's business grew exponentially and became very well known and honored in Mississippi. She has designed for many celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Gene Hackman, Faith Hill, Katie Couric, Donald Trump, and Paula Dean. Her hand painted dinnerware can be seen in some of the finest restaurants and casinos in the country including The Beau Rivage, The Taj Mahal, and Ceasar’s Palace. As fate would have it, I was lucky enough to be on hand when her business achieved that remarkable notoriety as part of the opening of The Beau Rivage.
You see, I was there for the Grand Opening of the Beau Rivage Casino in 1999 and had the pleasure to meet Gail Pittman in person. I was quite honored to be given this wonderful vase as a gift (yes, the exact one that is listed here). She even signed and dated it personally for me (See photos). It was an amazing event and I remember it very well. I have enjoyed this vase now for over 20 years and this vase reminds me of her and the wonderful time I had at the Grand Opening of the The Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1999. It has gone with me through several "moves" over the years, as evidenced by the chip on the lip at the top of the vase. Ironically, the vase has probably survived all those moves better than I have. LOL
I am now downsizing, so the time has come for me to offer this special "one of a kind" artwork (created and signed by a "now" very well known artist) and send it along to someone else who has an appreciation for the skill, beauty and historic significance of this lovely piece and will cherish it, as I have, for years to come.
It is gorgeous and sets off a bouquet of flowers in such an amazingly beautiful way!! In that way it has been a part of many of my own "special events" and those occasions, like the first time I saw it, also hold precious memories for me. My hope is that this vase will be a part of many new "special events" for a new owner as this vase moves on through "a life of its own" in the years ahead that hopefully touches the hearts and minds of various other people along the way. So now, I say, "Thanks for the memories" to my Beau Rivage vase. And... Bon Voyage!
- Size: Approx 13.37" high x 6" wide
- Condition: Pre-owned. Cherished. And... alas, aged with a chip at the lip on the top. (See photo)
But otherwise, the colors are still very vibrant and crisp, and it is still Beautiful!
15 x 8 x 8 3lbs 8oz C4s4
Shpg Est: $8-$18 PM
Beau Rivage Hand Painted G. Pittman Vase Beau Rivage Casino Unique 13" Vase Hand Painted by Renowned Artist Gail Pittman. Condition is Used.