Crazy Quilt Teapot #38

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Crazy Quilt Teapot #38
Accession Number: 
2007.4.173
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.5 cm, W: 15.2 cm, D: 13.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1980
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
During the 1970s, Marquis moved further into murrine, which he explored in one of his favorite forms: the teapot. He continued to improvise on the teapot form in glass throughout his career. Marquis made teapots inspired by traditional American crazy quilts, by checkerboards, and by Venetian pezzato or patchwork vases of the 1950s. Although Marquis uses traditional Venetian decorative techniques, his work in glass is never mistaken for Venetian. His approach is a distinctively American interpretation, which distinguishes his glass from that of many artists who work in the Italian style today.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Ruth T. Summers Inc., Former Collection
1994
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
© 1980 Marquis
signature
murrina
© 1980 Marquis #038 C.Q.
signature
Primary Description: 
Fused and blown murrine.
Venue(s)
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.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
 
Corning Exhibit shines light on work of glass pioneer Marquis (2013-02-14) illustrated, cover;
Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Marquis (2012) illustrated, p. 6 (top, second from right); BIB# AI93447
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, p. 212, pl. 116; BIB# 109983