Venetian Glass Clowns CopiedBy

Venetian Glass Clowns Copied

New Venetian glass clowns (Fig. 1) can be confused with vintage 1940-60s Venetian clowns. These new clowns are also made in Murano but have hollow bodies. Most all vintage Venetian clowns have solid glass bodies. (Poorly made Mexican clowns also have solid bodies but are very crude and have an aqua tint to the clear glass overlay). The sample clowns had red and gold "Made in Murano" stickers and a company sticker printed in black on clear plastic (Fig. 3). The price was $18-25 for new 4-6" clowns.

image

Fig. 1 New Murano clowns

image

Fig. 2 New clowns with hollow bodies are on right and left side. A vintage ca. 1950s clown with solid body shown in the middle.

image

Fig. 3 Label on new clowns