In 1808, Laurent Mourguet created the "Guignol", a puppet character that gave birth to an entire theater genre and became a true French icon! Guignol is a representation of the working class of the period and brings the humor and wit of the everyman to life. Like his English counterpart, Mr. Punch, he uses satire to challenge the powerful and has gathered fans from all over the world.
This expertly crafted replica of the renowned Gendarme hand puppet was created in Lyon, France in the early 2000s. This figure stands 21 inches tall and accurately represents the upholder of the public order in the show, featuring his signature cocked hat and high rank uniform. The head is made from wood composite and painted with care, while the body is composed of fabric with flat wooden hands. This hand design grants the puppet a unique clapping sound when manipulated. Gendarme hand puppet can be used in performances or as a special decorative piece.
- Condition: Pre-owned hand puppet. Seems unused with just some age wear and head scuffs. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Lyon, France
- Year: circa 2000s
- Size: 21in/53cm tall
Materials: polychrome wood, fabric, felt
- The puppet stand is not included
WARNING: This antique puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.