Granulare Vase/Anvil (English Setter)

Granulare Vase/Anvil (English Setter)

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Object Name: 
Granulare Vase/Anvil (English Setter)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 94 cm, W: 89 cm, D: 24 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Richard Marquis has always been a maker and a collector of objects, and he frequently uses his collections in the creation of his objects, combining found pieces—such as a saltshaker, a toy metal car, or a shaving brush—with his glass elements. Marquis collects cast-iron dogs (he loves English setters) and all sizes of anvils. Mindful of shipping costs, he decided that it would be better to have his anvils reproduced in wood for his sculptures, rather than using the cumbersome originals. Granulare (granular glass) is a type of fused and blown glass that was developed at Venini around 1940 by the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906–1978) and researched and revived 50 years later by Marquis. The white granulare “dots” have a higher-temperature melting point than the glass of the surrounding color, so the white glass stays stiff even when the surrounding color becomes soft and malleable. The surface of granulare is thus bumpy and tactile.
Elliott Brown Gallery, Former Collection
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Primary Description: 
Granulare Vase/Anvil (English Setter). Fused and blown granulare murrine; wood anvil; found vintage painted iron English setter.
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
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Corning Museum of Glass Calendar (2014) illustrated, p. 1 (top); BIB# AI95971
Corning Museum of Glass Calendar (2013) illustrated, p. 2 (2nd from top); BIB# AI94221
Corning Museum of Glass Calendar (2013) illustrated, p. 2, center; BIB# AI94222
Corning Museum of Glass Calendar (2013) illustrated, p. 2, top; BIB# AI93428
Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Marquis (2012) illustrated, cover, p. 6 (bottom, right); BIB# AI93447
Favorite Things (2012) illustrated, back cover; BIB# AI93456
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, p. 217, pl. 123; BIB# 109983
Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass (2008-12) illustrated, June;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007) illustrated, p. 14, bottom; BIB# AI92696