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 Gnafron hand puppet was created in Lyon, France in the early 2000s. This figure stands 19 inches tall and accurately represents Guignol's best friend, a wine-loving cobbler with his unmistakable rosy nose. 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. Gnafron 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: 19in/48cm 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.