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Guard - antique marionette

This antique marionette of a soldier was designed around 1940 by the graphic artist Jan Benda.


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In the case of the sale of this puppet, we dedicate half of the amount collected to the development of PUP - Puppet University Prague

Overview
  • Availability: Available (1 pcs)
  • Size: 85 cm (33.5 inches)
  • Weight: 2 kg
  • Material: Wood
  • Production: Hand carved
  • Mobility: Exposition (low)
  • Designer: Jan Benda (antique)
  • Gender Man
  • Character: Royal court
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Antique marionette of a soldier in armor

In addition to a metal vest with an ornament, this soldier also has a shirt made of beautiful fabric, a wooden helmet and a halberd made of wood. Also worth mentioning are the red pants and wooden shoes, which evoke the illusion of real shoes. However, his biggest advantage must be his original, even caricature expression and bulbous nose. This marionette will simply never bore you.

It can be concluded that this marionette was a comic character appearing in farces. The farce was at one time the most widespread department of puppet theater. It is a short, two to three act comedy. It was often really exaggerated and parodied current socio-political events. This form of theater has been known since the Middle Ages and not only in marionettes, remember the world-famous Molière!

Jan Benda

Jan Benda (1897-1967) was a Czech graphic artist, draftsman and later a puppeteer. After being wounded on the Italian front, he was employed at the Archaeological Institute in Prague. He then began working with various Czech puppeteers to design and process marionettes, which he also modeled. Some of his marionette designs were processed by the company of the Czech carver Josef Kalous.

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Carol 10. 1. 2022bbbbb

Hi Katerina, I wanted you to know that Robert received his Marionette today, he loved it and couldn't get over how well it was made and how good the packaging was on it. I want to thank you, from the start it was enjoyable working with you and I will be sure to tell everyone how easy you made it. You never know when you order items from such a long ways away. Thank you again and look forward to working with yoy again. Happy 2022, Carol

Angela S Chambers S Chambers 5. 1. 2022bbbbb

very nice. came on time.

Cole 30. 12. 2021bbbbb

Second marionette bought from them. Great quality super cute

Morgan 30. 12. 2021bbbbb

Stunning doll! Had a shipping issue and they next dayd me a new doll so my daughter had hers by Christmas morning! It made her whole year. We will buy from you again for sure!!!

Robert 29. 12. 2021bbbbb

Awesome product and great buying experience! The seller is very kind and puts so much work into their creations! I bought this marionette for my boyfriend and he adores it



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