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Murano Style Vintage Glass Franco Toffolo Clown Figurine

Murano Style Vintage Glass Franco Toffolo Clown Figurine
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Product Number: WS13435

£35.00
£33.25
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Description

A quirky Murano style glass sculpture of a clown holding a guitar. Unmarked, but most likely made by Venetian Glass Company, which was a glass works in Blackpool, England, set up and operated by Franco Toffolo in the 1960's - 1980's. Franco previously worked for Venini in 1946-1950. He moved to the UK in 1965 and set up Venetian Glass Company, which made Murano style glassware such as this clown. He later became a Master glassmaker at Caithness.

Size

Measures approx 10.25 inches tall by 4.75 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Has a nibble to the lowest section of his hair on one side, very hard to spot. There are also several flaws here and there from the manufacturing process: rough areas and blobs of extra glass. All shown in final pictures.