Double Bubble Vessel

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Object Name: 
Double Bubble Vessel
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 21 cm, Body Diam (max): 4.9 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Johanna Nitzke Marquis
Web Description: 
By 1968, Marquis was studying for a master’s degree at Berkeley. He was frustrated, however, by the lack of glassmaking knowledge available in the United States, so he applied for a Fulbright grant to go to Venice and observe glassmaking processes there. He ended up, in 1969, at the famous Venini glassworks on the island of Murano. “At the time I received the Fulbright grant to go to Italy, I was considered one of the most skilled American glassblowers in the fledgling studio glass movement,” Marquis wrote in 1995. “It was a pitiful state of affairs. I was about as skilled as any ten-year-old on Murano.” Blown in shades of blue and green, this bottle reflects the palette available in the 1960s to American studio glass artists, most of whom batched their own glass. Imported commercial glass color bars would not be widely accessible to American artists for another decade.
Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Roadshow, Former Collection
Marquis, Johanna Nitzke, Source
Primary Description: 
Transparent greenish-yellow and blue glass; blown, tooled, applied, trailed. Teardrop shaped vessel with very narrow mouth and applied rim. Triangular appendages on upper body with single trail just below mid-body. Vessel sits atop a bell-shaped foot with single trail.
Corning Museum of Glass 2013-02-16 through 2014-02-02
This exhibition is part of the Corning Museum’s ongoing Masters of Studio Glass series developed to provide a platform for in-depth surveys of artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
Venice and American Studio Glass (2020) illustrated, p. 24 (fig. 27, left);
Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Marquis (2012) illustrated, p. 6, (top left, far left); BIB# AI93447
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2005 (2006) illustrated, p. 16, right; BIB# AI90241
Recent Important Acquisitions (2006) illustrated, p. 116; BIB# AI98523
Richard Marquis: Objects (1997) illustrated, p. 43, # 4; BIB# 59475