Quantity: 1 available
Item/Description: Vintage ca 1950s-1960s Murano Glass Red Melon/Pumpkin/Vegetable Clown with original “Vetro Artistico Veneziano...Made in Murano” sticker label.
***IN ADDITION TO THIS whimsical “Murano Melon/Pumpkin Clown”, WE ALSO HAVE AVAILABLE FOR SEPARATE PURCHASE a companion “Murano Musician Clown” (they were acquired together from the same estate auction). To view this other “Murano Glass Clown” listing, simply type the following phrase into the site’s search box: “Murano Glass”***
*Cross-collectible - Highly cross-collectible, this adorably rotund comical fellow will appeal as much to connoisseurs of clown collectibles as it will to Italian Art Glass/Murano Glass/Venetian Glass enthusiasts.
*Out of Production
The brilliantly shiny and rich colors utilized for this delightful and timeless “objet d'art” are as follows: For his round melon-ribs body, two different shades of red are used. The uppermost portion of his ribbed body is a dark, burgundy/maroon red, which smoothly and effortlessly transitions into a complementary lighter, orange-red hue on the lower portion of ribbing. The dapper pulled glass wings-style collar which stands up around his neck from his vegetable gourd/fruit body is a rich cobalt blue/royal blue. His formal stovepipe tophat and black oversized clown shoes are jet black. A portion of his widely smiling mouth is orange red, as is his nose, with the remainder of his mouth being white clown-face. His black eyes are surrounded with white as well. His partially curled/wavy hair is golden yellow. His hands are white with subtle accents of a darker color in between his fingers.
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Age/Period: Vintage - ca 1950s-1960s
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Original gold & red foil sticker-style label on this high quality, colorful work of art figural reads: “Vetro Artistico Veneziano - Hand-made Genuine Venetian Glass Made in Murano Italy.”
Of interesting further note, somewhat visible on his nose is the “Scorpion” mark which is more of an urban myth than an actual mark indigenous to any one maker or manufacturer of Murano Glass. Rather, these “Scorpion” markings usually tend to appear where the glass has been cut with shears or removed from the pontil.
Material(s)/Format: Italian art glass (Venetian/Venice - Made in Murano, Italy)
Size/Measurements: 7"H x approximately 5" around
Quantity: One (1)
Condition Summary: Exceptional vintage collectible condition. The colors remain remarkably vibrant, and there are no nicks, chips, cracks, breaks or repairs. There is normal wear to the label surface. There are only three noted “rough” areas, two of which can most likely be attributed to when this piece was first made and where the glass was cut/pinched, with the third area being an “EITHER/OR” scenario - it is EITHER also a cut/pinched area OR it is a “surface bubble.” On the back side of the piece, in the lower left area, there is a small dark-colored ? inclusion/? bubble visible in the “in between” portion of the ribbing, and adjacent thereto is a translucent interior “bubble”. These “rough areas” and “air bubbles/inclusions” are NOT FLAWS or defects. Rather, because Murano glass pieces are made entirely by hand, small variations of colors and shapes, as well as small bubbles inside the glass itself are always possible and not uncommon. They are, in fact, along with the aforementioned roughness from the glass being cut/pinched, some of the very signs by which you can recognize authentic Murano Glass.
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Title: Murano Glass Red Melon/Pumpkin Clown Figurine/Sculpture/Statue Vintage 1950s-1960s Original “Vetro Artistico Veneziano...Made in Murano” Foil Label ***USPS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!***
Categories: Clowns ,
lbs: 4.00 1 lbs
Seller ID: Murano Glass Red Melon Pumpkin Clown