FINE SET OF EIGHT CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED HAND PUPPETS, ENGLAND, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
painted and molded carved and painted wood and feet with cloth bodies.
Height 17 ¼ in.
From viewer's left to right: Slight wear to nose, ear and tip of hat of jester; wear to hair, nose, and chin of devil; negligible loss to paint of hair of woman with three buns; black demon with chipped hands; woman with bonnet with slight wear of painted hair; creature with cloven hooves with paint loss on head and missing sleeve cuff proper left; white hair gentleman with small paint loss on nose; man in yellow pants with historic paint and slight areas of loss.
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