Extremely rare find in this fantastic condition. Her complexion is absolutely exquisite, her hand painted make up is just perfect and shows no sign of wear, no fading, no crazing, no scrapes, just perfection...The only signs of wear are only in certain spots of her hair from doing her job displaying hats, nothing drastic, nothing that takes away from her magnificence. This is much more noticeable in my photos than in person - I can’t emphasize enough what a wonderful sculpture she is and what an amazing mood she exudes on display.
As the photos show, this is one exquisite mannequin head representing the Art Deco period to perfection and made of such vulnerable material as papier mache that has been so well taken care of and respected for her historical value that has managed to survive a whole century. High end shops would up keep their display items, I wouldn’t be surprised if this wonderful lady has been professionally up kept without modernizing, keeping her original make up and allure intact in the process. That said, she shows no signs of restoration, it looks all original and this type of material would be really hard to reproduce or restore without wrecking it.
This qualifies as an excellent classic museum quality item.
Measures 14" in height, her origin is French but has the unmistakable Hollywood influence of the huge booming American movie market of the 1920's.
The hat and acrylic stand are not included in the sale.
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