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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century - early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, Albert (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, woven and synthetic fabrics, velvet, buttons, braid, metal and a bead

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Glove puppet of 'Plug-nose' with carved and painted face, hair and a square moustache. There are several areas of paint loss on the face. He wears a black and white striped robe of woven fabric, with an orange velvet collar, a 'cape' of dark aquamarine artificial fabric with a central panel of mauve woven fabric decorated with two white buttons. Each sleeve is made from two bands of maroon braid sewn on to a woven fabric. There are 'silver' jewels on each lapel and a red bead at the neck

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)


late 19th century - early 20th century (made)


Smith, Albert (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, woven and synthetic fabrics, velvet, buttons, braid, metal and a bead


Height: 50 cm

Object history note

One of a set of Punch and Judy figures made by the Punch and Judy man, Albert Smith

Descriptive line

Glove puppet of 'Plug-nose'. Punch and Judy figure made by Albert Smith. English, late 19th - early 20th century


Wood; Paint; Cloth; Synthetic fabric; Velvet; Plastic; Braid; Metal; Beads


Carving; Painting; Sewing


Entertainment & Leisure; Puppetry


Theatre and Performance Collection

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