|Brian Bowden | profile | all galleries >> Glass ORBits - Contemporary Art Glass Marbles and Other Art Glass For Sale! >> Ro Purser Marbles and Murrine For Sale >> Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: "Cisco Bubbles" Size: 2.08" Price: SOLD
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In 2009/2010, Ro Purser teamed up with Glass Eye Studio to design a group of marbles for the Cisco Systems Corporation. These marbles are being given away for 5 year, 10 year, 15 year (etc.) awards to employees of the company - yeah, I know, why couldn't I work for Cisco?!? Employees are able to select the style of marbles they want for certain year awards. This marble here is one of the 10 year possibilities, and much harder to find than the red star 10 year version for some reason. There are 6 marbles in the series altogether. As you can see, the marbles also come with very attractive cherry wood cases made specially for these marbles, plus a black baggie (not pictured) which the case slips into. A very nice presentation.
This particular marble has a gorgeous mottled transparent blue and green with white swirl, with two layers of bubbles added in there. The whole core is then slightly twisted. Extremely beautiful glass! These marbles are a major slice of history in the contemporary art glass marble movement, and every collection should strive to add at least one. Comes with the wooden case and baggie.