This original antique marionette of a Queen created in the years 1870-1880 by the puppeteer Josef Allesy.
In the case of the sale of this puppet, we dedicate half of the amount collected to the development of PUP - Puppet University Prague
This tender-looking queen is wearing a cloth crown, a beautiful green piece of jewelry on her dress with lace details on the sleeves. Her hair, like the rest of her body, is carved from linden wood and is hand-painted. Her eyes have not lost their spark with age and are still beautifully deep blue. There are many secrets hidden in her smile, which she keeps hidden for the good of her country.
Josef Allesy (1810-1894), born Gianpiero Alessi, is of Italian descent. He came to Bohemia around 1830 and worked there as a carver and conservator in churches. His marionettes were extremely anatomically elaborated with very good mobility and in the second half of the 19th century they gained extraordinary popularity with many Czech puppeteers. Currently, his marionettes can be found, for example, in the theater department of the National Museum and in the private collections of other puppeteers.
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I was surprised by how easy and fun it is to operate. The controls and strings are straightforward, making it easy to create various dance movements. For its size, the puppet is very compact and can be comfortably carried in a small backpack. If you're looking for a simple yet entertaining and nice marionette, this marionette is a fantastic choice.
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