Tiller & Clowes Marionette Trick Skeleton

S/N:TSFS408

  • £2,695.00
  • €3,143 Euro
  • $3,567 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Tiller & Clowes Marionette Trick Skeleton

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
A wonderful piece of English folk art. A hand carved Tiller & Clowes trick skeleton marionette circa 1880 in age. The piece would of been used in a large travelling show performed by the two family's who joined forces in 1873.

Marionette shows were a popular form of entertainment for adults in the 19th century presenting shortened versions of London's latest popular entertainment from melodramas and pantomimes to minstrel shows and music hall. In the 18th and early 19th centuries their theaters were relatively makeshift, but after about 1860 many became quite elaborate, with walls constructed from wooden shutters, seating made from tiered planks of wood, and canvas roofs.

This particular example is fully strung, This is a trick figure of a dissecting skeleton which would have walked or danced on stage before magically dispersing its bones in the air and re-forming itself

approx measurements are as follows

skeleton 70cm in length 150cm including strings and wooden bar handles

Period: 

1880

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THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

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Gorleston-on-Sea
Norfolk
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