Hand made marionette depicting a male innkeeper. It was manufactured and operated in Melbourne by Alex and Murray Smith, who performed as part of Le Forgeron Marionettes from 1930 until 1956.

Physical Description

Marionette depicting a male innkeeper, who is wearing a white shirt with a red vest over the top. The vest is done up with four decorative buttons down the middle. His trousers are mid-length and black and he has a light khaki sash tied around his waist. Over this he wears a cream apron. The apron and shirt are quite discoloured. His black shoes have been painted on and his legs have been painted white. His grey hair is disintegrating and his skin is painted pink. The shopkeeper's face is quite rough and slightly cracked, but it is not chipped. His glass eyes are blue. There are some holes in his felt soles. There are operating strings attached to numerous parts of him, including his head, limbs and shoulders. The feet have been weighted

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