One of the greatest classic theatre tragedies from English history is the story of the Duke and Duchess of Malfi. This story of a beautiful Duchess who absconds with a common lover, leaving the Palace of Pleasures. A classic and famous story that appealed to masked participants of the yearly Venetian Commedia dell’ Arte season which lasted for months. Our sculptured masks represent an age when elegance and sophistication mixed with a need for secrecy and pretense. The ‘Bouffon’ or Jester is an unusually rich and decorative representation of one of the most ubiquitous of Venetian Carnival characters.