Hand made marionette depicting a fairytale princess. 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 fairytale princess, whoc is wearing a purple and yellow frock. The right hand side of the bodice and sleeve have been made in yellow and the other side purple; whereas the right hand side of the skirt is purple and the other yellow. She has a white ruffled collar and four yellow, pom-pom like buttons down her front. These pom-poms have also been attached to her sleeve and the sides of her skirt (yellow on purple and purple on yellow). The Princess also wears a petticoat and stockings, which have been made out of a net fabric and glued to her legs. Her dark pink shoes have been painted on. Her costume is in good condition, except for a hole under her right arm. Her head appears to be manufactured and has a cloth finish. The tip of her nose is slightly squashed and she has a crack on her left side of face, which exposes her blue foundations. Her face is, however, in quite good condition, as is her wavy blonde hair and plastic gold crown. This marionette has a three piece mechanism. There are operating strings attached to numerous parts of her, including her head, limbs and shoulders. The feet have been weighted

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