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Hello all! 

Been having some trouble trying to find the maker/artist of this larger glass marble.

Nice glass, spiral marble, about 2" inches in diameter with very vibrant colors (more vibrant than the lousy pics I posted). Signed on the bottom pole "JC 07".

Possibly, it's hard to tell, but there could be a C and a line over the signature that looks kinda like this:

C
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JC 07

I know nothing about the history of the marble, but there is a possibility that it was purchased in Bellevue, WA, so there's always a chance it's an unknown local to that area. Found a couple of ideas as to the identity of the artist online, but nothing definitive. One of the artists I found as a possibility is Jerry Capel (sp?), but don't know 

Many thanks in advance for the help2.gif

Mark

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Thank you again @Steph! To let you all know that I'm not totally lazy in my research (lol), here are some of the artists and results that I found, with no conclusive results.  Used this list plus other artist my research uncovered:

Jim Cooprider, but he appears to have been an artist mostly in the 1980's?, but no comparable signature that I could find.

Joe Crisanti appears to have a cane like stamp that he uses, not an etched signature, and his style seems very much different than my example.

Jared Csakany -- no examples found

Jason Compagni -- only one real example that I could find, and his signature was his full name, not the "JC" I was looking for :(

Jerry Capel -- I suppose this artist is a possibility, as he has been known for making marbles, but I cannot find a comparable signature or similar examples.

John Choko -- Did sign pieces "JC", but unfortunately passed away in 1991.

Jean Claude Novaro -- Another slim possibility, he did sign his name "J C Novaro" but his signature style is different, and he seems to specialize in mediums other than marbles.

JC Herrell -- Cannot find an example to compare, especially the signature, appears this artist specializes in glass beads primarily.

 

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Thank you @TerryT35!  Looking around, I can't find any solid information about Jesse Carpenter as a glass artist/maker.  Do you happen to have a link available to some of his works that I might be missing?  Thank you in advance.

Not sure if this is the same person that you are referencing, but found a little information about Earl "Jesse" Carpenter of Blenko Glass...although I'm also not finding about his works, except some generic Blenko pieces.  Thank you again!  

Mark

 

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Hoping @Alan can help.

I wish I could be of more help.  My thought first went to Jim Cooprider  - not due to style...just memory kicking in.  Thing is - my recollection is that Jim was a torch worker. 

This is a tank, cane construction piece.  Now that should allow us to sort most "JC" artists out - because most makers are torch workers.

The other challenge is that the construction is fairly unremarkable.  A lot of artists made pieces that look like this.  The construction is fairly straightforward and the glass is standard.  No artist-specific styles or techniques shown.

Wish I could be of more help.

Alan

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Thank youi @Alan !  I appreciate the insider view, and I completely agree with you which is the cause of my frustration.  :)  Still looking around, but I'm beginning to lean towards a possible "unknown" maker....


Mark

 

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