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Offline platypus

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Glass Clown
« on: July 25, 2014, 09:53:35 AM »
Hi new to site I have a glass clown can someone help identify the clown I was told when given the cown in the 70s it was murano glass from Italy


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Re: Glass Clown
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 03:16:47 PM »
probably Murano, but I have had some from Mexico as well.


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Re: Glass Clown
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 09:36:22 PM »
Do a google for labeled examples, i have about ten although they have had to be packed away (they give my girls nightmares), that face and the boots do not look right the rest does, on my ten labeled ones the boots are always pretty much the same, and all mine are damaged.
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Re: Glass Clown
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 12:24:00 AM »
its the same as this clown here on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Art-Glass-Murano-Italy-Clown-CF-/370510908385?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item56442bcbe1&x=55&y=4
mine has spiky sharp points to hair and the lower lip has run to look like a tong it came from Europe in the 70s brought from Glasgow Scotland by relation as gift


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Re: Glass Clown
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 06:52:46 AM »
Hi ,
         This could be completely wrong but from the depth of memory I think similar glass clowns were made by the Venetian Glass Company in Blackpool UK , a favourite holiday destination for Glaswegians in the 60s and 70s, Mother , a Glaswegian, had many of these clowns .

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Re: Glass Clown
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 07:17:14 AM »
thanks Peter we may a have a good explanation they look so similar to murano  my Aunty often went to Blackpool always bringing Blackpool Rock on her visits there are many of these clowns on eBay they call them murano  the hands are different , boots and hair is spiky defiantly got them in the seventies have 2 both identical make, colours in hat and bow tie differ green and blue they did a great copy fooled many on eBay even too today one for the books
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Re: Glass Clown
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 12:02:46 PM »
Venetian Glass co in Blackpool was Franco Toffolo and after 1980 he continued to make clowns, figures etc in Scotland. Google with variations on spelling for examples. Spelling I give is the correct one.
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Re: Glass Clown
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 04:44:24 PM »
one thing I am sure this has nothing Murano and I've seen a lot. certain that today in Murano sells a lot of fake stuff

 

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