Sailor Toy Marionette ~ Italy 1930s



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. 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. Missing box. 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.



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    antique toy marionette with great charm

    So pleased with this 1930s marionette sailor. Thank you!