Marquiscarpa #10

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Object Name: 
Marquiscarpa #10
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 17.8 cm, W: 23.2 cm, D: 12.7 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Unsatisfied with the limited techniques practiced and taught in American studio glass in the 1960s, studio glass pioneer Richard Marquis went to the Venini glassworks on Murano in 1969. There, he observed and worked with some of the most talented glass masters in the world. He later shared his knowledge of historic Italian techniques, such as murrine (mosaic) and filigrana (filigree), by demonstrating and teaching at workshops throughout the United States and Australia. This murrine vessel, called a Marquiscarpa, was named in honor of the renowned Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906–1978). Scarpa’s most famous designs in murrine were produced at the Venini glassworks from 1932 to 1940. This is one of the first Marquiscarpas made by the artist.
Kurland/Summers Gallery, Former Collection
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
[illegible writing, see description]
Engraved along top foot possibly "© 91 Marquis"
Imbedded in Cane interior of bowl
Primary Description: 
Fused and blown murrine and reticello glass, slumped, ground, bonded.
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
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, pp. 214-215, pl. 119; BIB# 109983
Richard Marquis: Objects (1997) illustrated, p. 116, #128; BIB# 59475