"Pagliaccio Tiepolesco" Masked Figure Playing Invisible Flute

Title: 
"Pagliaccio Tiepolesco" Masked Figure Playing Invisible Flute

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Object Name: 
Pagliaccio Tiepolesco (Masked Figure) Playing Invisible Flute
Title: 
"Pagliaccio Tiepolesco" Masked Figure Playing Invisible Flute
Accession Number: 
58.3.33
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 35.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1950
Primary Description: 
From the series "La Maschere Italiane: Pagliaccio Tiepolesco." Opaque white and opaque black glass; hot-worked. Solid standing figure of "lattimo" (milk) white glass with black details; depicts hump-backed male with arms bent at elbows and flexed fingers (as if playing an invisible flute) wearing tall conical hat with turned-up crimped rim, wearing black demi-mask, partially fringed tunic decorated with two black buttons, ruffled collar, fluted 3/4 length pants, high-heeled shoes, one foot on toe; attached solid flat white circular disc base, slightly concave, with rough pontil. White paper label: "Venini/Murano Venezia/N. 4521/Made in Italy."
Provenance: 
Venini Glassworks, Source
1958
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