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  • Date:

    late 1920s (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, glass, fabric, ribbon, velvet, metal and string

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Marionette of 'Bell-Belle', a peasant girl. Carved and painted wood, the head with blonde hair and a painted face with glass eyes. Her arms and legs articulated. She wears an old gold blouse with puff sleeves, a green knee-length skirt trimmed with gold ribbon, a green velvet bolero trimmed with similar ribbon and a multi-coloured tie belt edged with gold coins. With an attached circular percussion instrument consisting of a wooden frame with six small bells


late 1920s (made)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, glass, fabric, ribbon, velvet, metal and string


Height: 44 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Marionette of 'Bell-Belle', a peasant girl, D'Albert Marionettes, English, late 1920s


Wood; Paint; Glass; Cloth; Ribbon; Velvet; Metal; String (fiber product)


Carving; Painting; Sewing


Theatre and Performance Collection

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