Whopper Vase

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Object Name: 
Whopper Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 60.7 cm; Rim Diam: 19.6 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
Dante Marioni works in original ways with traditional Venetian glassblowing and decorating techniques. Using Pop art–influenced, comic-book colors paired with classical forms, he has developed several series of vessels that look contemporary while simultaneously paying homage to the history of Italian glass. In the Italian glassblowing technique known as incalmo, which Marioni used for the Whopper Vase, a bubble of green glass was joined to a bubble of pink glass while hot on the blowpipe. This method is one of the ways to create multiple areas of solid color on a vessel or plate. A trail of yellow glass was then "wrapped" around the base of the neck and the lip of the vase.
William Traver Gallery, Source
Dante / Marioni / [image of flower logo or "88"]
Engraved on pontil
Primary Description: 
Colorless, yellow, translucent pale green and pink non-lead glasses; blown incalmo. Tall handleless amphora; pale green flared opening, with yellow lip wrap tapering to deep narrow neck; joined hot, with yellow wrap to pink inverted tear-drop shaped body; base ground and polished flat; ground pontil; inscribed in script on pontil: Dante/Marioni/(either a flower logo or 88).
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30
Recent Important Acquisitions, 33 (1991) illustrated, p. 114, #51; BIB# AI27386