"RARE & EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF AMERICAN CARVED & PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO FIGURES" (ca. 1880'S)
Approximately 24 inches (height).
Puppetry figures on wood handles with finger wire for movement.
“Figures were used in a photo studio for gaining the attention of children when they were being photographed.”
Figures raise and bend when wires are pulled, and one figure has long nose which extends. Figures are painted carved wood and composite, and period clothing is hand-made. The pieces are in excellent condition with age appropriate wear, etc.Price: $6,400