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This listing is for a vintage handmade, professional theatermarionette made by Bernard and Edith Paul of Paul's Puppets, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. It dates back to the 1940s and 1950's.Some backround info:Bernard and Edith Paul were married in 1930, the same year they began their traveling puppet show. Their individual talents meshed to create every aspect of the theater productions. Edith wrote the scripts and made the costumes, while Bernard built the sets and made the puppets. Together they provided the voices that brought the characters to life. Paul's puppets entertained children at schools, churches, and hospitals around Maryland and eventually had a TV show on WBAL-TV in Baltimore MD from 1948-1957. Paul's puppets repertory included such classics as Ali-Baba and the 40 Thieves, Pinocchio Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc. In 1934 the couple performed for the Roosevelts at the White House. More backround info can be found on the internet.
This puppet in this listing is a character called Briar Rose. It's a lovely marionette with beautiful handpainted facial details, elegant handcarved hands and a pretty green costume complete with a pink satin bonnet decorated with hand sewn pearl beads.
She is 19" tall and the overall measurement from controller to her feet is 52-1/2." She is in fine working condition. All the strings and controller are intact.She hasa repaired pinky and has some brown discoloration on her hair and dress. The canvas bag she was stored in has the same discoloration, possible some kind of mold (it smells musty) that transferred to the puppet. She was acquired by my husband in this exact condition. This item is to be considered a vintage collectible and not recommended as a toy for young children. This item will be carefully packed and shipped to the buyer via UPS ground, insured. Serious buyers only please.
Reserve is $249.99.
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