Rare and special antique Italian gypsy (manouche) puppet with carved wooden head and extremities. Clothed in original velvet and silk brocade in the theatre tradition. Circa late 17th Century / early 18th Century.
Material and body are worn in keeping with age and use.
Condition and patina consistent with age.
26½" standing x 9¾" x 9¾"
67cm standing x 25cm x 25cm