Hand made marionette depicting a male pirate. 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 pirate, who is wearing a light green shirt with a green, blue and red scarf tied around his neck. There are holes in his right sleeve and there is some discolouration. His sleeves are rolled up to expose his tattoos which have been painted onto his lower arm in blue paint there are: hearts, an anchor, and a dragon. His belt is brown vinyl with a buckle and he has bright pink, shiny pants. His feet and lower calves have been painted black to look like boots. His felt soles are intact. The pirate's grey hair is disintegrating, and a lot of it is missing. The paint on his face is quite cracked and has chipped off in parts. He wears a yellow bandanna on his head. It has a 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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