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Antique Chinese Leather Shadow Puppet

Antique Chinese Leather Shadow Puppet

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Dolls and Puppets: Pre 1900: Item # 1331539

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Very delicate puppet of a bearded mandarin; beautiful headdress with 2 moving elements, some old leather's ties.
Old native repairs with leather at the neckĀ ; the head have been actually redone with 2 different ones (see pix); the reparations were hardly visible during the performances; they show the ingenuosity of the craftmen, and how valuable these puppets were. 31cms. Sha'anxi, 19th C.