Here's a beautiful antique Pretty Polly hand puppet toy. She is a character from an old Punch & Judy Show designed for children. Pretty Polly is the unvoiced love of Mr Punch! This puppet is nicely carved and beautifully hand painted. Notice her expressive decal eyes. She has a fabric body with wooden hands and legs. She is from German origin, likely made in the early/mid 1900s. Her structure is solid and displays well but she shows some wear, gained during his many years of life. However his imperfections give her an added layer of personality that only early toys have. This great piece of history will certainly be a special addition to your old toy collection!
Condition: Used and pre-owned antique hand puppet. Shows age and play wear with paint loss, small chips, soiling, small stains, loose threads and possible earlier repairs. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
Origin: European, likely German
Year: Circa early 1900s
Size: Approximately 15in/38cm tall
Materials: polychrome wood, fabric, decal eyes
- The puppet stand is not included
WARNING: This antique puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.
After buying many plush/mohair puppets from Marcus at Once Upon A Puppet, I finally added two wooden hand puppets to the family. I adore Dolly and Constable with their beautiful colors and carving! Thanks again for sharing your expertise and top notch puppets with us, Marcus! -Shay