The ‘Bouffon or Jester’ is rich and decorative representation of one of the most ubiquitous of Venetian Carnival characters. This sculptured mask represents an age when elegance and sophistication mixed with a need for secrecy and pretense. This decorative mask is made of high quality resin and colored in black and gold.
Popular in the 17th Century Europe among the circles highest of nobility, these masks often represented mystery and intrigue to party-goers and their guests.
During this time in Venice masquerade balls were very popular, frequently hiring a court jester to entertain even the highest monarch or nobleman.