Hand made marionette depicting a snowman. 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 snowman,w hich is made from a soft white fabric; the whole body is stuffed and sewn together. It appears that there is no wood or wiring inside the marionette to give it shape. The head appears to be a fabric covered ball, the head has a big dint in it. Six black buttons have been painted in a line down the middle of his front. His face, toes and fingers have also been painted on in black. A once clear glitter (which is now a cream colour) has been glued to the front of the torso, cheeks, legs and feet. He wears a white scarf with red polka dots on it and cream pom-poms on the ends. He has a black felt hat which is not properly attached to his head; it has some holes in it. There is a rusted dressmaker's pin attached to the hat, and circular rust marks on the head where others presumably have snapped off. He is quite dirty. 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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