Patchwork Teapot

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Patchwork Teapot
Accession Number: 
2010.4.37
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.6 cm, W: 15.8 cm, D: 12.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1978
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bob and Stephanie Strous
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: 
Strous, Stephanie, Source
2010-07-13
Strous, Bob, Source
2010-07-13
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Marquis 78 / #A04
signature
Scratched base
Primary Description: 
Colorless, blue, yellow, black, red, orange, white, green, and purple glass; fused and blown murrine. Teapot-shaped sculpture with patchwork design.
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.
Recent Important Acquisitions (New Glass Review 32) (2011) illustrated, p. 115, top; BIB# AI95695