Mae West Cup with Cloth Carrying Case

Mae West Cup with Cloth Carrying Case

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Object Name: 
Cup and Cozy
Mae West Cup with Cloth Carrying Case
Accession Number: 
(a) Cup H: 8.1 cm; (a) Cup Base Diam (max): 11.3 cm; (b) Cozy H: 14.5 cm, W: 16.5 cm, L: about 20 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
Marquis learned traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques at Venini, such as a canne and incalmo. He made this pink and white cup, using the company’s bright colors, which were unavailable in America. On his return to Berkeley, he had a friend, Nirmal Kaur (Barbara Brittell), make a cloth carrying case for the cup, in imitation of the leather carrying cases that sometimes accompany historical European glasses.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Former Collection
Habatat Galleries Inc., Source
Primary Description: 
a) Cup. Colorless, opaque white, pink glass; blown a canne and incalmo with applied handle. b) Cozy; pink, cream, and gray velour, embroidery floss, zipper, stuffing. Cup has cylindrical neck that flares out to conical shaped oval base, applied white band at rim, applied white handle. Pink and white fused vertical canes (a canne) cased over opaque white. b) Cozy echoes shape of cup in shape and color. Zipper runs from top of handle over neck and down to base in other side.
Venice and American Studio Glass
Stanze del Vetro 2020-03-29 through 2020-07-26
The exhibition Venice and American Studio Glass gathers together outstanding examples of contemporary art, craft, and design in glass by American artists. Organized by the Stanze del Vetro in Venice, Italy, this exhibition is the first to closely examine the impact of traditional Venetian glassworking techniques and the Venetian aesthetic on American studio glass made from the 1960s to the present. Venice and American Studio Glass explores the impact of Venetian traditions on contemporary American art in glass, the impact of American artists on Venice, and how American and Venetian artists renewed the creativity and vibrancy of a historic glass language. The exhibition is curated for the Stanze del Vetro by Tina Oldknow and William Warmus, both former curators of contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue with a critical essay by William Warmus, a historical essay by Tina Oldknow, and other important perspectives by Venetian glass historian Rosa Barovier Mentasti, American glass historian Howard Lockwood, and American artist and independent curator Kim Harty. Two exhibition artists who have been highly influential in the development of American studio glass are James Carpenter, who is designing the catalogue, and Dan Dailey, who is designing the exhibition at the Stanze del Vetro in Venice.
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.
Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America
Carnegie Museum of Art 2007-05-12 through 2007-09-16
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30
Venice and American Studio Glass (2020) illustrated, pp. 151, 347;
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 25, 66-67 (fig. 33, plate 10); BIB# 149403
Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America (2007) illustrated, p. 104, Plate 51; BIB# 101488
Recent Important Acquisitions, 44 (2002) illustrated, p. 236, fig. 45; BIB# AI64571
Richard Marquis: Objects (1997) illustrated, p. 47, #12; BIB# 59475