I'm not so fond of clowns either
But I like this ridiculous vase.
And I have to admit that all Claus Josef Riedel designs are on my wishlist
(I already have quite a few).
His work is really the only post war Austrian glass design worth collecting.
Some are really beautiful and elegant, some more on the "interesting" side (like this one, and a huge jug I own with a moulded sailing ship).
But especially his Ikebana vases are really looking great with flowers in them -- whereas many of my beloved Czech vases are more beautiful than useful
All the best,