Vienna Figure of a Puppeteer
Vienna figure of a Savoyard Puppeteer, modelled by Dannhauser, the
street performer shown with bagpipes and his puppets or marionettes at
his feet, controlled by his left foot.
Mark: Bindenschild or blue behive.
H: 8.5", 20.8 cm
The Savoyard or Piedmontese shepherds used to come down to the plains in winter to entertain with their music and marionettes.
Ref: R. Schmidt, Porcelain as an Art and Mirror of Fashion, fig. 175.
Condition: puppets re-stuck.