Mae West Cup with Cloth Carrying Case

Title: 
Mae West Cup with Cloth Carrying Case

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Object Name: 
Cup and Cozy
Title: 
Mae West Cup with Cloth Carrying Case
Accession Number: 
2001.3.52
Dimensions: 
(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
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1969-1970
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Former Collection
Habatat Galleries Inc., Source
2001-10-23
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
77.50b
Mark
77.50a
Mark
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.
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.
Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America
Venue(s)
Carnegie Museum of Art 2007-05-12 through 2007-09-16
 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30
 
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