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 male pirate, who is wearing a yellow shirt which has one button and short sleeves. The shirt is partly open. Over this he wears a vest which is made of blue fabric with a design of orange, red and pink squares. There are three white buttons on each side. The pirate has a watermelon coloured sash around his waist and blue pants. His feet are painted black with brown and white detailing. His calves have been painted skin colour but are not exposed as he does not wear short pants. There is some wear to the shirt and the pants are very discoloured. His forearms and hands have been painted in two shades a creamy colour then pink over the top which is patchy. The paint on his face is particularly cracked, faded and chipped. He retains the majority of his black hair including his moustache and goatee, although it is starting to disintegrate. He has a light green bandana on his head. He 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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