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Thursday 15th November 2007 12:00am

18 lots containing "Professional Marionettes" in this auction

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The goat-sisters Rosa and Rosita, group marionettes, from Bohemia (Czechoslovakia), c.1950, carved wooden, painted features, black and white horns, wearing identical clothing, each carrying fan, operated by the same hand control, 14.5"/37cm.
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The seven dwarfs, group marionettes from Bohemia (Czechoslovakia), c.1950, plaster and wooden figures, painted features each with long grey beard, brightly coloured individual clothing, operated by the same hand control, 8"/20cm.
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Pepino clown rod marionette that can increase or decrease in height from 16.5"/42cm to 38"/97cm, from Bohemia (Czechoslovakia) papier-mache, brightly painted features and multi coloured clothing, carrying maraca in right hand.
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Ballet dancer Silvia rod marionette, from Bohemia (Czechoslovakia) c.1940, carved wooden, expressive painted features, wearing white tu-tu, additional hand operated "twirling" mechanism allows her to pirouette, 19"/49cm.
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Tight-rope walker Elvira marionette, from Bohemia (Czechoslovakia), c.1940, carved wooden, expressive painted features, wearing white tu-tu, hook to right toe - allowing illusion of tight rope walking, holding parasol in right hand, 19"/49cm.
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Commedia dell'Arte Arlecchino (Harlequin) marionette, wooden and papier mache, made between 1975 - 1985, painted features, woollen hair and beard, removable mask to face, wearing elaborate multicoloured costume, belt with leather purse containing jewel, wooden bat, carrying wicker basket, uses Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand controls, 23"/58cm.
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Commedia dell'Arte Brighella marionette, wooden and papier mache, made between 1975 - 1985, painted features, woollen hair and moustache, removable mask, wearing beige and green costume, carrying wooden sword, drums and drumstick, leather belt with leather pouch containing miniature photographs, Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand controls, 23"/58cm.
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Commedia dell'Arte Il Dottore marionette, wooden and papier mache, made between 1975 - 1985, painted features, woollen hair and moustache, wearing black costume and cape, wooden container to belt enclosing egg-timer, key and handkerchief, also mask around neck, Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand controls, 23"/58cm.
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Commedia dell'Arte Pantalone businessman marionette, wooden and papier mache, made between 1975 - 1985, painted features, long grey woollen hair and beard, wearing red and black costume, cloak, removable mask, sword to belt, carrying pouch in left hand, containing coins, Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand controls, 23.5"/60cm.
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Commedia dell'Arte Pierrot (originally Punchinella) marionette, wooden and papier mache, made between 1975 - 1985, painted features, woollen hair, wearing white costume with large black pom-poms, carrying net containing dragonfly, Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand controls, 25"/63cm.
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Commedia dell'Arte Isabella "first mistress" marionette, wooden and papier mache, made between 1975 - 1985, painted features, woollen hair, wearing white costume with black pom-pom trim, carrying basket containing black flowers, Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand control, 21"/54cm.
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Commedia dell'Arte Colombina chambermaid marionette, wooden and papier mache, made between 1975 - 1985, painted features, woollen hair, wearing pink dress, carrying badge containing keys, wearing removable mask, Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand controls, 20.5"/52cm.
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Commedia dell'Arte Mezzetino marionette, wooden and papier mache, made between 1975 - 1985, painted features, woollen hair, removable mask, wearing multi coloured costume, carrying lute, Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand controls, 23"/58cm.
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Fritz the piano player professional marionette, wooden and papier mache, made in 1975, painted features, woollen hair, wearing black tail suit, white collar and bow tie, Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand controls, 21.5"/55cm; together with wooden Lorensbergs piano (Goteberg), needs some TLC - only two keys operational, 11.5"/29cm; piano stool 5"/13cm; music stand and musical score, 13"/33cm. (4)
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Gajdos the violin player professional marionette, wooden and papier mache, made in 1975, painted features, woollen hair and moustache, dark blue and red costume, carrying violin in left hand, bow in right, Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand controls, 21.5"/55cm.
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Pierrot professional marionette, wooden and papier mache, made in 1975, painted features, woollen hair, wearing white outfit with large black pom-poms, carrying rose in each hand, Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand controls, 25"/64cm.
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Colombina professional marionette, wooden and papier mache, made in 1975, painted features, woollen hair, wearing black outfit with black pom-pom trim, Fritz Bross (Germany) type hand controls, 22"/55cm.
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Folding stage for hand puppets or marionettes made of wood panels and textiles in six parts, height 80"/200cm x 84"/210cm x 24"/61cm, folded 36.5"/93cm x 24"/60cm; Italian mask (1985) "Pulchinella" and black and white costume for real actor; 2 hand puppets made by Hohensteiner factory, German, c.1950, vinyl face, cloth body, 10"/26cm; group of legs - wooden and finely carved, made in Bohemia, c.1850; Poodle, black artificial silk, 1950s, carton bodied unjointed, amber and black glass eyes, black metal nose, 7"/18cm; Vajang Golek Indonesian rod puppet, c.1940, wooden hand puppet, 23.5"/60cm. (qty)
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