Recognized by their refined beauty and clever construction, Czech Marionettes developed into a valued art form that is prized all over the world!
This adorable Gentleman marionette is a nice example of Czech's craftsmanship of the early 1900s and is only 8in/20cm tall. During that time, string puppets of this scale were created for touring puppeteers or for family entertainment and are very collectible nowadays. They use the classic triangular controller with a rod attached to the head, making their manipulation much easier than a conventional all string puppet. This marionette has a very expressive face! Its plaster head and limbs are beautifully hand painted. The body is a mix of fabric and wood parts, connected by wires and nicely dressed. It shows wear with chips on the hands (broken fingers), tears on the costume that is partially missing and soiling. Despite its age and condition issues, it still displays nicely. Don't wait to welcome this special little marionette to your antique toy collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned antique puppet. Shows wear with chips on the hands (broken fingers), tears on the costume that is partially missing and overall soiling. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Year: circa early 1900s
- Size: 8in/20 cm tall
Materials: polychrome plaster, fabric, wood, wire
WARNING: This antique puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.