Little Water Spirit - antique marionetteLittle Water Spirit - antique marionetteLittle Water Spirit - antique marionette

Little Water Spirit - antique marionette

This antique waterman marionette was designed and processed by Jan Benda around 1940.

The only original

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

  • Size: 54 cm (21.3 inches)
  • Weight: 1.5 kg
  • Material: Wood
  • Production: Hand carved
  • Mobility: Exposition (low)
  • Designer: Jan Benda (antique)
  • Gender Man
  • Character: Waterman
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Very beautiful antique water spirit

The whole marionette is carved from linden wood, including the face, eyes and shoes. The water spirit's costume is made of various types of textiles, his red vest contrasts beautifully with the green color of his pants. Also notice the webs that are visible between his fingers. With its astonished expression, it is a truly original historical piece.

Jan Benda

The materials used to make this puppet are original and of very high quality. 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 puppets, which he also modeled. Some of his puppet 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. 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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