VERY FINE SET OF TEN CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED 'ADVENTURES OF PUNCH' HAND PUPPETS, ENGLAND, 20TH CENTURY
painted and molded wooden heads and feet with cloth bodies.
Height 16 ¼ in.
In overall fine condition. Some areas of wear to the garments. The black devil with worn historic paint. The king with crack in face on proper left side. The old woman without glasses and the young man with gray top hat missing both feet and the bearded man with green hat missing proper right foot.
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