Hand made marionette depicting a policeman. 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 Policeman, who is wearing a dark blue jacket with six gold buttons down the front and matching trousers. There is a piece of white fabric with two black lines on it sown at the base of his right sleeve. His black shoes are painted on and he has green felt soles. The Policeman's hands have been painted in a pinky colour, whereas his face and neck have been painted in an orange tinged colour. His facial paintwork is in good condition despite a chip on the end of his nose and one where his moustache has become unstuck. His face is a little dirty. He retains most of his grey hair. The Policeman's hat is wooden and painted in a cream colour with a small gold spike on top. The rim has been made of cream felt, with a small piece of patterned paper stuck on the front. The policeman is in quite good condition. He 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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