Hand made marionette depicting a group of frogs known as the frog ballet. They were 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 group consisting of five frogs, which are attached to each other at their hands. Each frog has been sown in a soft, green fabric, which has blotches of black paint on it. He is padded and shaped with wire. His hands and feet have been formed with wire and covered in a shiny yellow fabric and detailed in black paint. He has a large pink fabric mouth and cardboard eyes, which have been glued on to his head (although frog no 3 has lost one of his eyes). The frogs' hands and feet have become quite frayed, and there are patches of off white on some their bodies as well. They are a little dirty. The Frog Ballet is attached to two pieces of wood which have been tied together.

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