Hand made marionette depicting a fairytale prince. 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 prince, who is wearing a yellow jacket with lace cuffs and cravat. Over this, he wears a green sash with white, pink and burgundy design and a thick black belt with diamante buckle. His trousers only extend just past his knee. His white socks and black shoes have been painted on. The Prince's cloak has been made in a dark red, velour fabric with a white and black furry trim. There is some small cracking to the facial paintwork and there is a chip on the end of his nose, but overall, his face is in very good condition. He still retains his wavy, brown hair, on top of which sits his crown. The 'gold' part of the crown is plastic and looks as though it originally came from a doll. Underneath this the crown is made of fabric and fur to match his cloak. The Prince is in great condition. 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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