One of the puppets made for and used by the ‘Lilliput Marionette Theatre’. This pirate marionette was identified as 'Davy Jones' and is from a play entitled 'The Little Mermaid' and is without a control. He is made of wood with painted face, legs and feet. The arms and hands are covered in material and painted over. He has metal joints at neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, waist and hips with wooden joints at knee and ankle. He has a much lined evil face with down turned pink painted lips, deep set eyes of black and white rimmed with red, and shaggy black hair, eyebrows, moustache and beard. His long black hair is tied into a pigtail with a black ribbon bow at the neck. His upper body is padded with material over which he wears a blue and white striped cotton matelot's shirt with a broad white cotton sailor collar trimmed with navy blue ribbon ending in a bow at the waist front. This shirt has long sleeves. A red and white spotted kerchief is round his neck. He has navy serge trousers with ragged hems and a black leather belt with a large silver coloured buckle at the front. His legs and feet are bare, painted cream. A white cord is attached to his head with two metal rings. Several loose pieces of nylon fishing line are attached to his joints.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mr E Hellawell in 1982.