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Musuem Quality 19th Century Chinese Hand-Puppet "Potehi"

$745

About the Item

An exquisite example of a Chinese Hand-Puppet "Potehi" dating to the 19th Century, with stunning embroidery on the puppets attire, elaborate features and detailing. Glove puppets such as these are widely believed to have originated in the cities of Quanzhou and Zhangzouh in China's Fujian Province amid the late late 17th Century. They feature wooden heads and limbs, that are semi-concealed. Incredible amounts of work goes in crafting each puppet and this puppet is no exception.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 12.01 in (30.5 cm)Width: 9.45 in (24 cm)Depth: 1.97 in (5 cm)
  • Style:
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1850
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location:
    Jimbaran, ID
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU5881227896352

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