Rock Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Rock Paperweight
Accession Number: 
2009.4.73
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.6 cm, W: 13.9 cm, D: 12.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1986
Web Description: 
From 1977 to 1981, Marquis taught, made his own work, and ran a production studio in Berkeley, named Marquis Deluxe, in partnership with the artists Jack Wax and Jody Fine. Typical Marquis Deluxe products included handmade murrine and filigrana marbles, Christmas ornaments, and cylinders. After his move to the Pacific Northwest, Marquis started a new commercial enterprise—named Noble Effort—in partnership with the artist Ro Purser. This rock paperweight was made at the Noble Effort studio, and it is the only example of Marquis’s production work in this exhibition. Marquis dissolved the Noble Effort studio in 1987, in order to concentrate exclusively on his art.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Goldstein, David B., Source
Category: 
Inscription: 
c 1986 / NOBLE / EFFORT
signature
Applied Cane On face of rock Small rectangular gold cane with white lettering
Primary Description: 
Opaque grey and multi-colored glass; blown, applied cane, murrine. Slightly iridescent, grey, rock form with applied cane and murrine decoration looking like graffiti on face of rock. Includes a signature cane "c 1986/ NOBLE / EFFORT" Applied amber pontil mark on underside.
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.