Giacomo Cappellin (Italian, 1887-1968)
glass, Overall: 24.2 x 13.4 x 11.5 cm (9 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.). The Mary Spedding Milliken Memorial Collection, Gift of William Mathewson Milliken 1947.170
A former antiques dealer, Giacomo Cappellin joined forces with master Venetian glassblower Paolo Venini to form a glass company in Murano in 1921. Using historic techniques, Cappellin produced whimsical figures based on the carnival in Venice.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, NY (4/7/2017 - 8/20/2017) and The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH (9/30/2017 - 1/14/2018): "The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s"
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