Double-Handled Vessel

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Object Name: 
Vessel
Title: 
Double-Handled Vessel
Accession Number: 
2005.4.169
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.2 cm, W: 12.7 cm, D: 5.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1967
Web Description: 
By 1968, Marquis was studying for a master’s degree at Berkeley. He was frustrated, however, by the lack of glassmaking knowledge available in the United States, so he applied for a Fulbright grant to go to Venice and observe glassmaking processes there. He ended up, in 1969, at the famous Venini glassworks on the island of Murano. “At the time I received the Fulbright grant to go to Italy, I was considered one of the most skilled American glassblowers in the fledgling studio glass movement,” Marquis wrote in 1995. “It was a pitiful state of affairs. I was about as skilled as any ten-year-old on Murano.” Blown in shades of blue and green, this bottle reflects the palette available in the 1960s to American studio glass artists, most of whom batched their own glass. Imported commercial glass color bars would not be widely accessible to American artists for another decade.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Marquis, Johanna Nitzke, Source
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Marquis / # 1-a
label
Sticker On bottom Rectangular white sticker with handwritten text in black ink.
Primary Description: 
Vessel, "Double-Handled Vessel". Almost colorless glass with light green tint and faint reddish glass; blown, tooled, applied. Roughly cylindrical shaped body with inverted conical shape neck and rim. Applied looped handles on either 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.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
 
Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Marquis (2012) illustrated, p. 6 (far left, 3rd from right); BIB# AI93447
New Glass Review, 27 (2006) illustrated, p. 116;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2005 (2006) illustrated, p. 16, right; BIB# AI90241
Richard Marquis: Objects (1997) illustrated, p. 43, #4; BIB# 59475