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Collection Crafts Study Centre
Woodworker William Simmonds
Description String pupper, soldier with rifle who wears a red tunic with white trimmings, black trousers and a tall, black peaked hat.
Decoration White kid collar, cuffs and epaulettes with five button bands on tunic
Id Number Current Accession 2003.1.9
Subject furniture and woodwork, puppet, string puppet
Measurements 41.5 centimetres - Hight of rifle: 26.5 centimetre
Material wood
Other Materials animal skin, metal, paint
Rights Owner Managed by the Crafts Study Centre.
Technique carving
Process Material construction: carved and painted wood, articulated joints of wire and two brass pully whells set in shoulder. The hat and head are carved as one and the rifle has its own operating string and is not attached to the figure. The movement mechanism is made of wood and cane and painted red and black.
 

 

 

 

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