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Antique Chinese Leather Shadow Puppet's Heads

Antique Chinese Leather Shadow Puppet's Heads


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Dolls and Puppets: Pre 1920: Item # 1248484

Please refer to our stock # MAH-C-TR when inquiring.
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Four repaired puppet's heads from different characters. Very fine craftsmanship. The reparations were hardly visible during the performances; they show the ingenuosity of the craftmen, and how valuable these puppets were.
Made of buffalo leather, Shanxi area.
Height: MAH-C-TR4: 6 cms, forehead redone with metal; MAH-C-TR5: 10 cms, neck changed; MAH-C-TR6: 10 cms, repaired with leather and metal, remade with parts of 2 different broken heads; MAH-C-TR8: 10 cms, repaired with leather and metal, remade with parts of 2 different broken heads.
Can be bought one by one of course.