Antique French Papier-Maché Milliners Head Mannequin: C1860 Paris, France
An original antique mid 19th century French millinery mannequin for shop display.
Handmade from Papier-maché with lovely naïve hand painted features, the lower half of the bust has decoupaged printed paper which suggests undergarments and onto which is printed the word “Paris”.
These mannequin heads would have been used to display hats or bonnets in a milliners shop and still make great shop or interior decor/display.
She has had some knocks over the years and has some chips to her face which gives the bust a time worn appearance, the gesso on her nose and above her lip are exposed, something a good restorer could repair.
Height: 15 inches (38cm)
Head circumference: 20 inches (51cm)