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Bil Baird (American, 1904-19870) vintage hand-carved and painted matador puppet with articulated mouth, in traditional costume; Baird,a prominent puppeteer in the 1950s-60s, performed the famous "The Lonely Goatherd" sequence in the film "The Sound of Music," and his creations were found in numerous World's Fairs and Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades. 18" H. Repairs and color retouching to head, lacking one mother-of-pearl eye, some paint wear, color bleed and fading to cloth, rod partially and strings fully cut away.

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Notice to bidders: Condition reports and additional photographs are available by request. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition.

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$100.00

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Bil Baird, Matador Puppet Marionette- Wood & Cloth

Estimate $300 - $500Aug 5, 2018