Vase with Acid-etched Decoration

Object Name: 
Vase with Acid-etched Decoration

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Object Name: 
Vase with Acid-etched Decoration
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 17 cm; Rim Diam: 17.2 cm
Not on Display
about 1934
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mlle. Florence Marinot
Web Description: 
Maurice Marinot (1882-1960) lived in the French town of Troyes. He studied painting in Paris, where he was deeply impressed by the work of Henri Matisse and André Derain, and he exhibited there regularly from 1905 to 1913. In 1911, Marinot was introduced to glassworking at a factory owned by his friends Eugène and Gabriel Viard. He was intrigued by the material, and he exhibited his first work in glass alongside his paintings. From 1913 to 1937, Marinot worked after-hours at the Viards’ factory, where he composed his designs and blew, acid-etched, cut, and enameled the glass himself. Because Marinot was a painter rather than a factory glassblower, his love of glassworking, as well as his access to hot-glass facilities, was unusual. Today, his role as an artist and a glassworker is widely respected, and he is regarded as a pioneer in studio glass.
Marinot, Florence, Source
on base
Primary Description: 
Vase with Acid-etched Decoration. Colorless non-lead glass; blown. Inverted conical form; flat polished thick upper rim tapers to thick lower rim with polished base; two rows of circular forms in high relief encircle body with acid-etched background; marked on base: "Marinot".
Maurice Marinot: The Glass 1911-1934
Stanze del Vetro 2019-03-24 through 2019-07-28
Le Stanze del Vetro, a joint cultural initiative of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice and Pentagram Stiftung, a Swiss foundation for the promotion of 20th Century art glass, in collaboration with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of Paris (MAD Paris) intends to organise an important exhibition of Maurice Marinot’s creative work from 24 March to 28 July 2019. The exhibition will be the first homage paid to him outside France after the exhibitions of Paris in 1990 and Troyes in 2010. This event is intended to showcase, on the occasion of the Venice Biennale, the genius of this entirely exceptional creator. For Maurice Marinot (1882-1960) is indeed a case apart and a unique personality in the history of modern glasswork. For the first time ever, an adult artist with no initial training in the craft became enamoured of this medium and devoted more than twenty years of his career to creating works which would always be based on the ancient craft technique of glass-blowing. The exhibition at Le Stanze del Vetro will be the first international tribute to his work and will make it possible to rediscover this major but still unrecognised artist and acquire a better understanding of his original position as an artist-craftsman who opened up many new possibilities in modern and contemporary glasswork. The curatorship is entrusted to Jean-Luc Olivié, curator of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, and Cristina Beltrami, art historian. From among the some 2500 glass pieces identified, in over 70 public collections and certain rare private ones, a selection of more than 250 works coming from French, European and American public collections will illustrate the development and richness of the corpus of Marinot’s glasswork. A set of plans, designs and sketches will make it possible to elucidate the reflections and the dynamic between the instant of molten creation, the physical struggles with the medium and the pauses for research which link the works one to the other. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue published in English and Italian by Skira.
French Art Glass
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1975-04-01 through 1975-05-18
Maurice Marinot: The Glass, 1911-1934 (2019) illustrated, p. 219 (c);
Maurice Marinot: il vetro: 1911-1934 (2019) illustrated, p. 219 (c);
Maurice Marinot Artisan Verrier (2013) illustrated, p. 683, #2378; BIB# 128803
Infinite Obsessions (2011) illustrated, p. 100; BIB# 123028
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 162; BIB# 128671
Corning Museum of Glass (2009-01) illustrated, p. 9; BIB# 109342
Seeing Through Modernism (2009-01) illustrated, p. 132; BIB# AI77119
Casting Poetic Sentiment: Glass Art Creation Methodology (2008) illustrated, p. 13, fig. 12; BIB# 107146
American Studio Glass 1960-1990 (2004) illustrated, p. 29; BIB# 81488
Five Thousand Years of Glass (Rev ed.) (2004) illustrated, p. 210, #265; BIB# 98761
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 33, fig.2.31; BIB# 120381
Verre et Gravure: une histoire et des musees (2002-12-02) illustrated, Cover; p. 56, fig. 9; BIB# AI70725
The Encyclopedia of Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 136; BIB# 69319
20th Century Factory Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 7; BIB# 60784
20th Century Factory Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 7; BIB# 101757
Five Thousand Years of Glass (British Museum Press, Revised) (1999) illustrated, p. 210, #265; BIB# 65713
Five Thousand Years of Glass (Paperback) (1995) illustrated, p. 210, #265; BIB# 27096
All About Glass = Garasu Daihyakka (1993) p. 149; BIB# 36566
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 118, #113; BIB# 35679
Glass, 5000 Years (1991) illustrated, p. 210, #265; BIB# 33963
Five Thousand Years of Glass (British Museum Press) (1991) illustrated, p. 210, #265; BIB# 34319
Cinquemila anni di vetro (1991) illustrated, p. 210, #265; BIB# 35145
History of Glass Crafts (1990-07) p. 59;
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 100, 102; #86; BIB# 33211
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 214-215, pl. 99; BIB# 33819
Āru nūvō āru deko no garasu (1988) p. 132; BIB# 45724
The Glass of Art Noveau and Art Deco (1988) p. 132; BIB# 45724
Origins of the Studio Glass Movement (1982-05) p. 42, #32;
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 83, #83; BIB# 21161
Recent Important Acquisitions, 8 (1966) illustrated, p. 140, #60 right; BIB# AI97742