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Mercadante, Ottorino N., 1925-2001



  • Existence: 1925 (date of birth) - 2001 (date of death) - 2001


Ottorino N. “Rino” Mercadante was born in Torre De Passeri, Italy in 1925 to Edgardo and Alfonsia Sensisi Mercadante. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy and pursued a career as an artist. In 1954, he married Ileana Tarquinio. Together, they immigrated to the United States in 1956.

Mercadante found employment as a senior consumer products designer for Corning Glass Works. Mercadante acquired a number of patents for the company, and he remained in its employ until his until his retirement in 1987. Mercadante also designed for Steuben.

Mercadante died in 2001 in Corning, New York.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Ottorino N. Mercadante Design Drawings

Identifier: MS-0194
Scope and Contents This collection consists of about 130 design drawings and renderings created for the decoration of Corelle, Centura, and other tableware brands produced by Corning Incorporated. While most are clearly attributed to Mercadante, some have other designers' marks or are without attribution. It is unclear how many of these designs went into production.Materials are grouped together by design type and arranged alphabetically. Physical arrangement does not follow intellectual...
Dates: Circa 1960-1987