A Superb Marionette

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I am a collector of ventriloquist figures but every so often items come and so it was with this Marionette. I am going to tell you I have no idea as to the maker of this marionette but it is terrific.

He stands 34″ tall is carved from basswood and is articulated everywhere. I believe he is from the 1950’s but can’t prove that I am going by the style only. His hands are superbly carved as well. If anyone out there can identify him it would be greatly appreciated and if not I thought you all would just enjoy seeing him.

I will be re stringing him and hang him in the figure room.

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Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. His collection of ventriloquist figures now numbers over 100 figures of which there are over 50 Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

Copyright 2009 by Dan Willinger

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2 Responses to A Superb Marionette

  1. Lee Dean says:

    Some maker from France or England by non-parallel jaw slots is my guess.

  2. Lee it is very possible that the head is an import but the rest of the figure is undoubtedly from the US. Frank Marshall used to use heads imported from germany ( black forest ) on his marionettes.

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