One of the puppets made for and used by the ‘Lilliput Marionette Theatre’ A marionette puppet that could possibly be from the play 'Faust' as it is in a Tudor style costume to match the other characters. It has a wooden control attached. Its strings are made from nylon thread and are quite tangled. His head is hollow and is made from a modelling compound. He has moulded and painted features which consist of a white face with blue eyes, cheeks and lips. His eyes are shut, which gives the impression that the figure is portraying a dead man. He has an artificial hair moustache. He has brown artificial hair which is parted in the centre and plaited at the back with a black bow tied on the end. He is jointed at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, knees and ankles, with metal joints. He has one foot missing. His body is made from wood with modelling material hands, which are slightly cracked. His face, hands, legs and feet are painted white. He is wearing a white cotton shirt with a lace frill down the front and at the cuffs and brass buttons. He wears black satin knee length trousers trimmed at the knees with orange braid and an orange satin sash. He wears a black imitation leather shoe which has a brass buckle. There is also a loose metal staple, which has possible come detached from the puppet. Total number of items is 2.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mr E Hellawell in 1982.