Hand made marionette depicting an 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 blue jacket with three black buttons, over a blue and pink polka dot shirt, and green pants. The green pants are 'tucked in' to his boots and have several small holes in them. His black vinyl belt has a buckle with 'paris' written on it. His black boots are painted on and have a piece of black vinyl wrapped around the top where the pants and boots meet. The pirate has peach coloured skin. On the inside of his right hand is a piece of leather, perhaps he once carried a weapon. The Pirate has quite a ruddy facial complexion and has a lot of stubble. His moustache and goatee remain intact, along with most of his other hair. His face is in good condition with very little chipping. He wears a brown-grey felt hat on his head. The Pirate 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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