Chess Set 1981, Jewish/Hasidim vs Roman Catholic/Franciscan figures by Gianni Toso. Corning Museum of Glass, NY, USA.
Chess Set (1981) of Jewish (Hasidim) versus Roman Catholic (Franciscan) figures, made by master glassblower and flameworker Gianni Toso (born 1942). The fascinating Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG.org) covers the art, history and science of glass, brought to life through live glassmaking demonstrations, offered all day, every day, in Corning, New York, USA. The not-for-profit museum was founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) and has a collection of more than 45,000 glass objects, some over 3500 years old, the "world's best collection of art and historical glass."Add to Lightbox Download