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 jumpsuit which is green on his left side and orange down his right with a large white ruffle collar. There are three black pom-pom buttons down his front and two at the bottom of each leg. His black shoes are painted on, and he has white ankles and hands. His face is also white with red and black detailing. This facial paintwork is particularly cracked, although it is not noticeably chipped. His black hair has started to become detached from his scalp and is starting to disintegrate. The Large clown has green plastic eyes set into his face. 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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