Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 549

Price Realized: $ 960
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(THEATRE.) A Black Marionette. Marionette, , 21 inches high with articulated limbs as well as a movable mouth; some damage to one hand and the other, holding his top hat, is separated. The head is carved from a piece of wood and painted. He is elaborately dressed in a white and red pinstriped tuxedo with tails, purple velvet vest and matching hat. Should be seen. Np, circa 1900

Additional Details

A beautiful, hand made marionette, wonderfully dressed with the original wooden 'control,' the strings of which appear to have been replaced. This rare turn of the century piece needs extensive conservation, but we thought it important enough that it merited inclusion.