Jun 11, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 11, 2009

Carnival Figure

Carnival Figure

1930

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

Location

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Flecks of pure gold leaf provide the sparkle in this figure's voluminous costume.

Description

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.

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