Waterford Tower

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Object Name: 
Waterford Tower
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Overall H: about 36 cm, W: about 44.5 cm, D: about 25.5 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
This tower was made during the short-lived artist-in-residence program organized by Waterford Crystal in Ireland, and it was inspired by the crumbling castles of the region. Marquis made murrine out of Waterford’s trademark colorless lead glass as his building blocks for the tower, adding two Waterford Crystal dogs as guardians. Marquis, who owned two Labrador retrievers at the time, was particularly pleased to be given a box of the glass dogs to use during his residency.
Marquis, Richard (American, b. 1945), Source
© 1998 Marquis
Engraved on side of base
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Waterford Tower". Colorless and multicolored glass and glass murrine, found glass objects; blown, assembled and fused. Primarily colorless sculpture consisting of an oval matte base upon which two colorless sitting dogs flank a tall straight-sided oval vessel made of fused square murrine slices. Some murrine slices have edges striped in colored glass.
The Way of the Artist (solo exhibition)
California State University 2007-03
2015 Calendar Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, title leaf, November; BIB# 142518
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (2014-12) illustrated, November;