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Lot 261: Mossant. 1938
30 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: LEONETTO CAPPIELLO (1875-1942) Size: 47 1/8 x 62 3/8 in./120 x 158.5 cm Edimo, Paris "This design featuring three hand-held hats appears so deceptively simple one is tempted to feel that there's nothing to it; yet, the careful, rhythmic composition creates a pattern so upbeat that it gives the product an unmistakable aura of class. The Mossant firm, in existence since the 1860s, was known for high-quality hats -- especially men's hats, whose expensive models were made from pile of rabbit and hare -- and Cappiello conveys it perfectly, making it look easy in the bargain (Cappiello/Rennert, p. 324). (hat)
Condition Report: A.
Dimensions: 47 1/8 x 62 3/8 in./120 x 158.5 cm
Artist or Maker: LEONETTO CAPPIELLO (1875-1942)