The amazing marionette
The detail of the limbs and torso is what makes this example so special and unique visually like a Santos or religious figure we feel. In our humble opinion this is a work of art and very sculptural in form.
Quite simply, this is one of the best examples of its kind we have had the privilege to uncover. An oversized articulated early 19th Century fabric and pine Italian marionette figure/puppet. The eyes and mouth are moveable as is the head, arms, and legs.
Size in inches approx.: H 45” x W 12” x D 6”
Date: Early 19th Century
Material: Fabric and pine
This item is over 100 years old and shows loss in detail through wear and tear. The item is worn and faded in areas with a naturally aged patination. With aged repairs as shown across the head using metal rivetted sections. The right-hand side of the wooden jaw is missing a section. The eye moves when the jaw is opened and closed only. The legs do not bend fully but the arms do, the head can move from side to side only. This figure does not stand alone but can be hung from its original hook as displayed. There is a lot of aged wear across the whole item as shown however this item is firmly secure and now fragile.
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For multiple years we have sold antique items globally, please expect our items to show relevant age and natural wear, Items are only restored due to breaks and major loss, and we always stipulate this in our condition report.
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Cancellation / Refunds
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