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Duchess with baby marionette
  • Pelham Puppets
    active 1947–1993
  • Duchess with baby marionette, mid 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • plastic, wood, paint, cloth, string, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 38 x 21 x 7.5 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 15/16 x 8 1/4 x 2 15/16 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7335

The figure depicts a woman holding a baby. The woman has a molded plastic head with painted black hair and black and red detail on the face. The pink hat has purple and green flowers and a sheer blue fabric stitched at the top points. She is wearing a long dress with long sleeves in light green with a black and green leaf-like pattern. A pink cape-like garment is on the back of the dress and has green and purple flowers to match the hat. She has black shoes. There is a baby in the proper right hand that is wearing a very long white dress and a white bonnet.

The black controller strings connect to a wooden controller.