Hand made marionette depicting a male town official. 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 town official, who is wearing a blue blazer with three cream buttons down the front and a black vinyl belt around his waist. Underneath is a scarf made in a brown fabric with a circular pink, cream and green design. His pink pants are quite wide and have been made to look as though they are tucked into his nearly knee-high boots. The official's boots have been painted on in black, and then have a piece of vinyl wrapped around the top where they meet the pants. His felt soles are quite dirty but are intact. His hands have been painted a peach colour (matching his face) and have black detailing. The official's face is quite rough, in comparison to the other marionettes. There is hardly any cracking in the facial paintwork, although there are a couple of chips on his nose. He has green, plastic eyes with a black pupil. His eyebrow hair is disintegrating; there is no other hair on his head. The official wears a black hat which is furry, with a felt rim. 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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