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Commedia dell'Arte Masks

Each leather Commedia mask is made by hand and, as each piece of leather is different, each mask will have its own individual character and will have slight differences. Each mask is signed and numbered.

My leather techniques were developed on my own independently and by exchanging tricks and techniques with some of the finest leather artists and craftsperson around the world.

Many Commedia dell'Arte leather masks that you may see have a large seam. Either single or double seam going down, under the nose or from the tip of the nose through the lip. My masks have no seam like this.

My masks take longer to make this way and the leather quality must be high in order to get the leather to stretch as far as I do, but I feel it makes for a better, stronger mask. All of the leather I now use comes from an award winning environmentally friendly tannery that is one of the cleanest on earth and is close to NYC.

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Arlecchino Arlecchinette Pantalone Brighella Scaramouche Female Servant Female Pulcinella Capitano Dottore Pulcinella Zanni

Arlecchino #2
or Harlequin, Arlequin, Harlekin, Truffaldino,Bergamesque,Tortellino

$256

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Arlecchino #2 Harlequin #2 Arlequin #2
There are many types of Arlecchino masks, Carlo Mazzone-Clementi likes the round eye Arlecchino because of it's innocence. This mask both fits both males and females equally well.

 

 

Arlecchino #1
or Harlequin, Arlequin, Harlekin,Truffaldino, Bergamesque,Tortellino

$300

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Arlecchino #1Harlekin #1Truffaldino #1
This is a different type of Arlecchino. Arlecchino changed over the period from the early 1500's to the late 1600's. This mask will fit both males and females, but fits males better.

 

Arlecchino #3
or Harlequin, Arlequin, Harlekin,Truffaldino,
Bergamesque, Tortellino

$256

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Arlecchino #3Bergamesque #3Tortellino mask #3
This Arlecchino mask fits males and females.

Female Arlecchino
or Arlecchinette, Columbina

$190

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Female ArlecchinoColumbinaArlecchinette
This is a Female Arlecchino or Arlecchinette. It has also been used as Columbina. This mask fits females and is not recommended for males.

Pantalone #1

$279

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Pantalone #1Pantaleon #1old man #1

There are many types of Pantalone masks. This mask will fit females and males very well.


 

Pantalone #2

$300

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Old father in Commedia#2
This Pantalone mask was made with the guidance of Carlo Mazzone-Clementi. Fits males a little better than females.

 

 

Pantalone #3

$450

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Pantalone #3 Pantalone #3
This Pantalone mask fits males better but can be adjusted so it fits females. Let me know when you order how you would like it.

 

Pantalone #4

$425

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Pantalone #4Old man of the Commedia Mask #4Pantalone  leather masque #4
Pantalone - will fit males a little better than females but can be made to fit females.

Brighella #1
or his relatives Scaramouche, Scapino, Buffet, Beltrame, Flautino, Fenocchio, Truccagnino,Turlupin

$327

 

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Brighella #1Buffet mask#1Beltrame all types of Brighella #1
This Brighella was made with the guidance of Carlo Mazzone-Clementi. Carlo considered his character Breghella. Fits Males better than females.

 

Brighella #2
or his relatives Scaramouche, Scapino, Buffet, Beltrame, Flautino, Fenocchio, Truccagnino,Turlupin

$300

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Flautino mask #2Fenocchio or Brighella's  brother#2Truccagnino another relative of Brighella #2
This Brighella fits males and females well.

 

Brighella #3
or his relatives Scaramouche, Scapino, Buffet, Beltrame, Flautino, Fenocchio, Truccagnino,Turlupin

$190

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ScaramoucheTurlupin another Brighella relativeScapino
Brighella or Scaramouche. This was one of my first masks and is many peoples favorite in leather. This fits males and females well. Excellent for singing in because of the nose is not blocked by anything.

Female Servant

also used as

Female Brighella

$190

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side view of Female BrighellaFemale Brighella
This was designed as a Female Commedia dell'Arte Servant character. It is also excellent for singing as the nostrils of the nose are free. Originally designed for the New York Baroque Dance Company

Female Character

also used as

Female Pulcinella

$215

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Female PulcinellaFemale CharacterPulcinella

This was designed as a Female Commedia dell'Arte Character. It is good for singing. Originally designed for the New York Baroque Dance Company. You can order it with or without hair.


Capitano #1

$500

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Capitano #1Capitano Spavento della Valle Inferna  #1Capitano Rinoceronte #1
This Capitano mask was made with the guidance of Carlo Mazzone-Clementi. Carlo's thumb adjusted the end of Capitano's nose while I was sculpting him. This mask fits males better than females.

 

 

Capitano #2

$400

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Capitano #2Cap. Matamoros #2Cap. Sangue Y Fuego #2
This Capitano #2 mask, I do not consider him as smart as Capitano #1. This mask fits both males and females.

Dottore #1

$235

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Dottore #1Dottore Graziano #1Dottore Prudentio side view #1
Dottore mask, this is great for males and females.

 

Dottore #2

$235

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Dottore #2Dottore Hippocrasso #2Dottore Balanzon side view #2
Dottore mask, this is great for males and females.
Pulcinella #2Purricinella #2Pulcinella #2

Pulcinella #2

$395

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Pulcinella or Dottore I originally designed this mask for the New York Big Apple Circus. This mask fits males better than females.

 

Zanni - Long Nose
Almost all servent masks of Commedia dell'Arte are Zanni masks

$345

Zanni leather long nose mask with hairy eyebrowsZanni long nose leather mask with hairy eyebrowsZanni long nose leather mask with hairy eyebrows
Zanni - Long Nose fits males and females, excellent for singing, as there is no blockage of the mouth or nose. Zanni is a general servant character of the Commedia dell'Arte. For teachers I would get the other servant and major character masks before the long nose Zanni mask.

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