Antique carved Czech fairy puppet.


Rare antique puppet/Marionette that we found in Czech Republic.  He is probably Vodnik – a Czech fairytale character. However, we think he looks rather like a leprechaun!

This is an old puppet and is full of character. He is carved wood with a well-modelled plaster head and nicely painted. The detail of the boots and hands is really good, so the maker was obviously very skilled. The clothes seem to all be original. The hat is hand-stitched but quite faded and marked now – but in a way, this adds to his character!

A nice size to display – about 11 inches or 29 cm tall, excluding the hanging wire.

Please note that this is a genuine antique piece and the painted parts and fabrics show their age, though they are generally  in good condition for a puppet of this age.

We will unattach the wire for sending, it’s very easy to reattach as it just hooks on to the main body.

We will pack very carefully and we would recommend insurance so the shipping shown is approximate. Please contact us for an insured shipping quote to your country if you need it.