This antique astronomer marionette is an unique original from the artist Karel Krob. It was made around 1940 from quality materials, all parts of the marionette are 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
This marionette has many elaborate details that you must not miss. In addition to feathers, his cap is adorned with metal stars and ornaments. His eyes have a sparkle and his face comes to life thanks to precisely cut wrinkles and beard. Also notice his velvet coat, lace details on his shirt and beautiful plaid vest with buttons. It's a really unique piece of craft.
Karel Krob (1904 - 1974) originally trained as a shoemaker, but from a young age he was fascinated by the puppetry world. That is why he also devoted all his free time to carving and making marionettes. He continued the tradition of Czech puppeteers, because he carved marionettes as he remembered them from the marionette shows of his childhood. Initially, he made marionettes only for the pleasure of his children, acquaintances and friends. Later, he carved marionettes for puppet ensembles, including the Spejbl and Hurvínek Theater. Today, his works are represented in a number of museum and private collections and puppet ensembles.
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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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