Hand made marionette depicting a large clown. 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 large clown, who is wearing a white jumpsuit with orange frills around his waist, cuffs and collar. There is a black felt cat stuck to his front along with a black star above his right knee, and a black crescent moon on his back. His clothes have become quite discoloured and there are several small holes in the outfit. His red shoes have been painted on, as have his white socks. There are a few holes in his felt soles. The large clown's face is not very cracked, or even chipped, but the paintwork has worn off in parts and is quite dirty. His wiry orange hair remains, but is beginning to disintegrate. His felt hat is white, pointy and quite discoloured. 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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