Two piece hand blown glass egg and egg cup sculpture by iconic glass artist Richard Marquis. Egg features red background with designed murrines with and black and white spots. Cup in opaque white glass in the mezzo stamp technique. The cup has ivory flocking to the interior to provide a thin layer of protection between egg and cup. Cup signed Marquis and dated 5-1-2005.
Total dimensions are 4.25" in diameter, 8.75" high.
Egg is about 4.25" in diameter at its widest point, 6.75" high . Cup is just over 4" in diameter at the top and the base.
Richard "Dick" Marquis (b. 1945) is an American studio glass artist. One of the first Americans ever to work in a Venetian glass factory, he became a master of Venetian cane and murrine techniques. He has had an extraordinary influence on the development of contemporary studio glass in America and around the world. As an artist, Marquis is admired for his understanding of color and form as much as for his humor and willingness to experiment. As a glassblower, he has influenced an entire generation of artists working in glass who aspire to his technical mastery and the originality of his vision. He is represented in many museum and private collections. Marquis currently has an retrospective exhibition of his work from the 1960's to the present at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA. titled "Richard Marquis: Keepers".