True Blue

The handblown Sapphire Mbola sculpture will add elegance and a touch of history to your mantel.
carrie gustafson sapphire mbola sculpture

Photograph by Bill Truslow

“I’ve always been drawn to artifacts and adornment,” says Cambridge artist Carrie Gustafson of her bold Sapphire Mbola sculpture. The piece is one of several that she has modeled after traditional African currency bracelets, which were used throughout the continent as status symbols and forms of payment for centuries. Intricately stenciled, sandblasted, and mounted on a custom steel base, the handblown vessel will bring elegance and a touch of history to your mantel.

$10,500, 781-367-4024, carriegustafson.com.