This is a wonderful vintage mannequin, made by the reputable Sylvestri mannequin company.
Established in 1934, Sylvestri acquired a mannequin manufacturer in 1956. The silver foil sticker on the bottom of the mannequin reflects their address on Cordova Street, which they moved to in 1967. They are no longer at this location and this mannequin is circa late 1960s to the early 1980s.
This mannequin stands 28-31" tall and 14" wide. The adjustable pedestal base is 9" in diameter (across the base).
The arms are jointed and move up, down, in and out, although the elbow joint on the left arm is a little loose. It requires a little more work to adjust and there may have been something attached to it. There is a small metal shaft that protrudes about 1/4" from the arm, but not really noticeable.
The mannequin's chest is made of a heavy fiberglass or plaster and the neck, arms and base are genuine wood. The torso is covered in a textured, red and white fabric and it is very clean and without odor. There is a small area of soil near the neck (see pics for close-up detail).
There is scattered wear to the wood finish from storage, but it doesn't detract and actually adds to its vintage character.
An attractive piece and collectible too, this countertop mannequin can be used as home decor or for fashion display in your shop.
Item ID: BW ~ 1632
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