Murrine Tile Sample Box #12-1

Title: 
Murrine Tile Sample Box #12-1

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Object Name: 
Sample Box
Title: 
Murrine Tile Sample Box #12-1
Accession Number: 
2012.4.106
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 47.2 cm, W: 34.4 cm, D: 6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
2012
Credit Line: 
Gift of Barry Behrstock, M.D.
Primary Description: 
"Murrine Tile Sample Box #12-1". (a) Fused murrine, plate glass, colored pencil on mat board, wood, paint; assembled. Rectangular box made of colorless plate glass with wood backing board painted white. Box holds twenty square glass cane slices of various patterns. Rectangular label affixed above slices reads, "Gee! We are going to see / real, live Indians >> / Here is a real Out West Outing . / the Indian . detour, Grand Canyon, Colorado Rockies, California.". Rectangular label affixed beneath slices reads, " Western Electric / SINCE 1869 MAKERS OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT". Labels and canes outlined in colored pencil. Edges of plate glass painted with splatters of blue, red, yellow, orange, green, and gray paint. One half of a metal wall mount affixed to back of box. Several stickers and stamps affixed to back of box: one stamp reading "FRAGILE", one sticker reading "HANDLE / WITH CARE", one sticker reading ""gee! We're / going..." / #12-1", one sticker showing a sheep wearing a suit jacket, hat, glasses, and reading a newspaper, two purple US postage stamps, and one sticker reading "12-1". Box signed "© 2012 Marquis" on front and back; the back also shows a black thumbprint. (b) One half of a metal wall mount.
Provenance: 
Marquis, Richard (American, b. 1945), Source
2012
to
2012-09-24
Color: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
"Tile Sample Box #12-1"
inscription
Pencil (a) on back
INV #2001
inscription
Pencil (a) on back
gee...
inscription
Pencil (a) on back
Western Electric / SINCE 1869 MAKERS OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
label
Affixed (a) on front beneath cane slices
Gee! We are going to see / real, live Indians >> / Here is a real Out West Outing . / the Indian . detour, Grand Canyon, Colorado Rockies, California.
label
Affixed (a) on front above cane slices
"gee! We're / going..." / #12-1
label
Pencil; Affixed (a) on back
12-1
label
Pencil; Affixed (a) on back
PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO PETITION FOR REDRESS / USA 10¢
label
Affixed (a) on back purple US postage stamp
HANDLE / WITH CARE
label
Affixed (a) on back
U.S. POSTAGE 3¢ / IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY
label
Affixed (a) on back purple US postage stamp
© 2012 / Marquis
signature
Pencil (a) on back
© 2012 Marquis
signature
Pencil (a) on front beneath bottom label
FRAGILE
stamp
Stamped (a) on back in red