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This design is an elegant combination of traditional Venetian design with added clockwork parts for an updated touch. A "Colombina" is the traditional ornate Venetian mask with loads of baroque swirls and precious metals...my version of the Colombina sports real brass clock hands and antique brass hardware. "Colombina of time", in Italian; "Colombina Del Tempo".

It is made from one piece of 8oz leather, hand carved & shaped without molds or forms, then dyed & painted with colorfast acrylics in rich brown, black, and bright gold. The mask is sealed with a clear-coat acrylic & is water resistant & safe to wear in any weather.

Then I augmented and decorated it with real brass clock parts, securely bolted to the piece. Please use care when handling; some of the parts have sharp edges. Not meant for children.

The mask comes with a gold satin cord fitted with a sliding frosted plastic cord clasp, for completely adjustable, secure wearing.

The fifth picture is an example of a similar mask being worn. It is not an image of the mask that is for sale, but only a demonstration of size and fit. The first four pictures are the actual mask that you will receive. Model/photographer: Beki Stilborn.

Signed, dated, numbered original. This is the first of this new design: "Colombina Del Tempo V1"
Andrea Masse-Tognetti

Frequently asked questions about Merimask

Due to demand, the artist can only accept custom orders on a limited basis. Any design created in the past can be re-created (just check out the "sales" section to see masks that have been made). Most orders completed in three to four weeks, except during busy seasons like Halloween, the gift-giving holiday season, and Mardi Gras. Allow extra time for shipping; 2 to 3 days via Domestic USPS...8 to 16 business days for international orders outside the USA.

Please take some time to look through my complete gallery, here: www.merimask.deviantart.com/

All copyrights for conceptual art are retained by Merimask Designs/Andrea Masse-Tognetti.
I shape my masks to fit generically...they fit most adult faces. The mask rests snugly across the forehead, when tied to the face, and rests on the bridge of the nose and cheekbones. In this way, they fit almost anyone. I do not need face measurements from you, and wearers with wider or narrower faces can flex the masks enough to accommodate them easily.
The masks are surface-sealed, so don't use any oils or leather creams because they'll just make it greasy and gummed-up. If it gets dusty or dirty, wiping with a damp cloth is fine. The outside is waterproof but the inside is not sealed and only water-resistant. Felt has been added to the interior pressure points for added comfort.

If your mask gets REALLY soaked somehow (like in a heavy rain or dropped in water) just set the mask propped someplace where it can dry in peace and it will be fine. Don't worry about drying/cracking; I use only the highest quality vegetable tanned leathers. No alcohol has been used in the tanning process so this kind of leather maintains its flexibility for decades.
My masks arrive in new boxes, individually wrapped in plastic bags and padded with tissue paper and any additional packaging that might be needed to assure that there will be no damage during transport. Gift wrapping (bright tissue paper, seals, and any message you might wish to include) is available upon request.

Leave any gift messages in the "message to seller" field when you click to purchase your mask. I'll make sure to print it out and include it, free of charge.

Colombina Del Tempo V1... original mixed media handmade Venetian clockwork mask

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, brass clock parts, acrylic paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 1572 reviews
  • Favorited by: 70 people