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Puppet

  • Date:

    late 1930s (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, fur, glass, velvet, satin, wool, mother-of-pearl and string

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:

    S.458-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Marionette of a cat playing a fiddle. Carved and painted wood, the legs, feet, arms, neck, back of head and ears are covered in brown fur, the face painted with glass eyes. His arms and legs are articulated. He wears a dark blue velvet jacket over an apricot satin waistcoat with mother-of-pearl buttons and grey wool trousers

Date

late 1930s (made)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, fur, glass, velvet, satin, wool, mother-of-pearl and string

Dimensions

Height: 53 cm top of raised hand to foot, Height: 46 cm top of head to foot

Object history note

This puppet was used by the D'Albert Marionettes, active 1921 - 1958

Descriptive line

Marionette of a cat playing a fiddle. From a production of Pinocchio, D'Albert Marionettes, English, late 1930s

Materials

Wood; Paint; Fur; Glass; Velvet; Satin; Wool (textile); Mother of pearl; String (fiber product)

Techniques

Carving; Painting; Sewing

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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