The Clown reminds in his delicacy of porcelain doll heads. The almost white becomes alive only by the fine painting. By the iron cap on top you can fix this ornament on the tree.
The place of origin of the glass ornaments is the area around Lauscha in Thuringia. In the beginning it was just a substitute for real fruit which a poor glass-blower could not afford. With time, the diversity of glass ornaments for Christmas trees grew. Their popularity grew and they became a real bestseller.