Rare to find old composition clown marionette doll or toy by Effanbee, designed by Virginia Austin, in original clothing and strings. Parts under the cloth appear to be wood, with finely detailed and painted composition head, hands and feet. We tried to show what is left of the mark on the back, it says Effanbee V, Austin., just will not photograph clearly. The marionette measures approximately 14" tall or so and can be positioned in many ways for display. The strings and the upper pole for moving the marionette are tangled, as we found him over four decades ago in an old antique shop. Basically clean, the ruffle collar could use some pressing.
Item ID: 23136