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Chinese Carved & Painted Wood Puppet

Large Chinese puppet carved of wood and with articulating arms, legs, elbows and knees. Puppets like these were elaborately dressed and paraded through towns and villages of Southwestern China to honor ancestors. An unusual example with face and hands painted black.

Seated (from seat to top of hat): 23" high.

Seated (from feet to top of hat): 35" high.

Large Chinese puppet carved of wood and with articulating arms, legs, elbows and knees. Puppets like these were elaborately dressed and paraded through towns and villages of Southwestern China to honor ancestors. An unusual example with face and hands painted black.

Seated (from seat to top of hat): 23" high.

Seated (from feet to top of hat): 35" high.

Chinese Carved & Painted Wood Puppet

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COUNTRY: China
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: Late 19th-Early 20th century.
MATERIALS: Carved wood.
CONDITION: Normal wear consistent with age.
HEIGHT: 35 in. (89 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Seattle, WA
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1003098657128

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Honeychurch Antiques
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Seattle, WA, 98109
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