Hand made marionette depicting a boy in evening dress. 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 boy, who is wearing a green jacket with three pink and gold buttons down its front. His pantaloons are of a deep pink satin-type fabric and his belt is made of black satin-type fabric. His white stockings have been painted on, as have his black and red shoes. His pinky-peach complexion is displayed on his hands and face. He has quite a pudgy face with rosy-red cheeks. There is some cracking of the facial paintwork, and a little chipping, most noticeably around his right, plastic, blue eye. The Boy wears a green and black cardboard hat, which is falling apart. His brown hair can be seen through gaps in his hat. He carries a stick. This marionette has a three piece mechanism. 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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