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Antique carved Czech drummer/soldier puppet

$285.00 USD

Rare - and gorgeous - antique puppet/Marionette made in Czech Republic or Austria.  We purchased this from a famous English collection.

This is a genuinely antique puppet and is full of detail and character. He is carved wood with a well-modelled plaster (and real hair!) head. He is beautifully costumed and painted. The detail is really good, so the maker was obviously very skilled. The clothes, which are very well done, seem to all be original. 

A good, fairly large size to display - about 20 inches or 51 cm tall, excluding the hanging wire.

Please note that this is a genuine antique piece and the painted parts and fabrics show their age, though they are generally  in very good condition for a puppet of this age. The top of the drum is split and could do with  repair. Someone  has inserted a cardboard tube into the drum to keep it rounded, and you might want to change this (or it could be simply left in place).

We will unattach the wire for sending, it's very easy to reattach as it just hooks on to the main body.

We will pack very carefully and we would recommend insurance so the shipping shown is approximate. Please contact us for an insured shipping quote to your country if you need it.
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