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Extraordinary handmade, antique Czech Devil King puppet

$880.00 USD
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A unique antique puppet/marionette that we found in Czech Republic. 

This is a really unusual devil. Obviously a one-off artisan piece he is very special - and a bit alarming!

Made mainly of painted canvas, he has the classic one foot and one hoof of central European devils. His horns are real goat's horns and he also has two real goat teeth. His ears are painted leather and he is trimmed in real fur. Unusually for a Czech devil puppet he has a long tail and also wears a metal crown (this seems to have been handmade for him by the original puppet-maker). All in all, an extraordinary piece!

Very large at 33 inches tall from top of horns to feet (about 84 cm). 

Please note that this is a genuine antique piece and the painted parts and fabrics show their age, though they are generally in pretty good condition for a puppet of this age. One hand is damaged and would need to be fixed. We think the paint on his face might benefit from being re-painted. Interestingly, we think he originally had some sort of sound mechanism in his chest, but it's no longer working!

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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