Here's a spectacular Joey the Clown hand puppet, one of the characters of the world renown Punch & Judy Show. As a friend of Mr. Punch, Joey is usually the only member of the cast not to be killed in the play. His wooden head is finely carved and beautifully hand painted. The expression on Joey's face is just remarkable! His hands and legs are also made from wood and hand painted. The body is made from colorful fabric. This puppet is a rare find from a very old hand puppet set. His origin is unknown. He is likely German, made in the late 1800s. Joey's structure is solid and he displays well, but also shows play wear, gained during his many decades of entertainment. However his imperfections only give him an added layer of charm and personality. Whether you are a puppet fan or an antique collector, this piece of history is certainly a very special addition to your collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned antique puppet. With paint loss, stains, soiling, discoloration, chips, holes, possible repairs etc... Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Likely from Germany
- Year: circa late 1800s
Size: 17 in/43 cm tall
- Materials: polychrome wood, fabric
- The puppet stand is not included
WARNING: This antique puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.