Venini Series 1972

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Object Name: 
Venini Series 1972
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 22.3 cm, W: 30.6 cm, Diam (max): 32.7 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
Marvin Lipofsky, who established studio glass programs at the University of California in Berkeley and at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, visited the Venini glassworks in 1972. He worked for a few days there with Gianni Toso, a master glassblower and flameworker who Lipofsky brought to California to teach for a few months in 1975. The exposure of American studio artists to Italian glass masters dramatically changed the ways in which glassblowing was taught.
Lipofsky, Marvin (American, b. 1938), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opal and pink tinted glass; blown and partly molded. Irregular bulbous form divided in center by molded impressions, tapering conical "neck" (approx. 9 cm long); smooth "rim", colorless body of object overlaps "neck" in irregular collar; six stripes in opal canes cased in pink encircle body vertically from below collar (smallest) to center of body (largest); canes are open, showing cross-section of opal and pink, just above base on one side; 5 flattened oval bubbles within colorless glass (approx. 1-3 cm long) occupy area between stripes forming a horizontal row on one side of collar and 5 more form vertical row above and to one side of collar; opal glass inclusion covers top of molded region at base; signed (stipple engraved?) on base of neck "Lipofsky 72".
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30
Glassmaking: America's First Industry
Strong Museum 1990-04-17 through 1990-04-29
Title Unknown (Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences)
Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences 1976-05 through 1980-01
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 27, 72-73 (fig. 41, plate 13); BIB# 149403
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 270; BIB# 128671
Marvin Lipofsky un "muranese" in California (2000) illustrated, p. 16-23;
Glassmaking: America's First Industry (1976) illustrated, p. 34, fig. 33; BIB# 28025