Lanchester Marionettes - Coppernob Clown; Waldo Lanchester; 1947; 00001

From

The National Puppetry Archive

Name/Title

Lanchester Marionettes - Coppernob Clown

About this object

This Clown marionette (one of a pair called the Coppernobs) was the subject of a film made by Douglas Fisher in the late 1940's. The film showed Waldo Lanchester carving a marionette from start to finish, including Waldo's wife Muriel making the costume. The filmed ended with a performance of the Lanchester's Grand Circus.

Due to the fact that that making of the marionette was being filmed, the puppets are slightly smaller in size than the majority of the other Lanchester's marionettes, this was so that it could be carved over a shorter period of time.

Maker

Waldo Lanchester

Date Made

1947

Place Made

Lanchester Workshop - Malvern

Series Title

Lanchester Marionettes

Medium and Materials

Wooden with handmade costume

Measurements

50cm

Subject and Association Keywords

Puppet

Subject and Association Keywords

Circus

Subject and Association Keywords

Clown

Subject and Association Keywords

Lanchester

Subject and Association Keywords

Marionette

Subject and Association Keywords

Puppet Guild

Object Type

Puppet

Object number

00001

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