Amazing Old Punch and Judy Show Puppet Heads, A Pair

Regular price $265.00

These! A pair of very old handmade Punch and Judy puppet heads, which have certainly seen some action. I might call them grotesques, in the very best of ways, definitely made more so for the toll the years have taken on them, rendering them hyper crusty and pretty surreal. Our man on the left, with black hair and bowtie, I believe was like meant to represent Jack Kletch, "the hangman", who would arrive to punish Mr. Punch, only to himself be tricked into sticking his head in the noose. The other I assume his Punch himself, distinguished by his jester-like cap. I'd love to see them stay together so am listing as a pair, and a pretty dynamic one I think, with one perpetually plotting to see to the end of the other! (But if you are interested in just one, shoot me a note and I'll consider!)

Hangman measures 7 1/2" t (not including hair!) x 4" w x 5" d. Punch measures 10 1/4" x 3 1/2" w x 4 1/4" d. They will shed a little when moved around and require gentle handling, for sure, but they seem generally sound and really quite fantastic looking. They do need to lean against something to stand up.