Hand made marionette depicting a brown cow. 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 cow, which is made entirely of soft, brown, fur-like fabric. The head and torso have been shaped with something hard (wood?) and padded (perhaps with straw). His four legs have been sown on to his body and have not been padded. There is a piece of wood inside the lower half of each leg, which emerges from the fur to form the black hooves. His matching fabric tail has brown wool attached to the end. His brown ears are made of leather, and his brown eyes are plastic. There is a painted white stripe which runs between his eyes till his nose. The cow's nose has been made in a light pink fabric with two nostrils glued on in a darker pink. His mouth has been painted on the light pink area in black paint. The cow is in good overall condition, despite two small holes on the top of his head and one on his neck. his marionette is attached to a one piece mechanism.

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