Marionettes have fascinated audiences of all ages over the centuries. Even operas were specifically composed for Marionettes in the 18th century. Not surprisingly a variety of toy replicas were designed for family entertainment. This little marionette is a nice example of a string puppet that populated homes in the beginning of the 20th century. Skillfully handcrafted in Treviso, Italy, by Giulio Soravia, this puppet has a beautiful hand painted plaster head. The body is a mix of fabric and plaster parts, connected by wires. It comes with a box marked "Damina". Despite some signs of age, this marionette displays very well and will be a great addition to any antique toy collection! ~ Other marionettes from the same set can be found here.
- Condition: Used and pre-owned antique puppet. Age wear with paint loss, chips, aging, stains, small tears and possible repairs. The box is worn. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Treviso, Italy
Brand: Giulio Soravia
- Year: circa 1930s
- Size: 7 in/18 cm tall
Materials: polychrome plaster, fabric, wire
WARNING: This antique puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.