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Marionette - Le Forgeron Marionettes, Beagle, 1930-1956 Object Reg. No: HT 1410

Hand made marionette depicting a beagle dog. It was manufactured and operated in Melbourne by Alex and Murray Smith, who performed as part of Le Forgeron Marionettes from 1930 until 1956.
Marionette depicting a dog, which has been sewn in a soft, creamy/lemon fabric. He has brown patches, some of which have been painted on, whilst others appear to be part of the fabric. His ears have been made from brown fabric. The dogs eyes are of clear plastic and have a fabric 'eyelid' glued to it. This marionette has a mechanism which is made from one piece of wood.There are operating strings attached to numerous parts of him, including his head, limps and shoulders. The feet have been weighted.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Kaye Smith, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 540 mm (Height), 100 mm (Width), 180 mm (Length)

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Themes this item is part of: Le Forgeron Marionette Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Performing Arts - Puppetry
Tertiary Classification: marionettes
Creator: Le Forgeron Marionettes, Croydon, Victoria, Australia, 1930-1956
User: Le Forgeron Marionettes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930-1956

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