marionette puppetry

A skeleton marionette made in the late 19th century by the Tiller-Clowes marionette troupe. It has been cleverly wired to allow it to walk or dance around the stage then suddenly have its bones appear to disperse into the air only to reform moments later. It also has a clack jaw which would make a noise when opened and closed. This performance was so popular with audiences that most marionette companies would own a similar figure.