Important Papier-mache Lady
- Sold for:
- European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2476
- Date / Time :
- October 10, 2009 11:00AM
Important Papier-mache Lady, Germany, c. 1840, papier-mache shoulder head, hairstyle consisting of black painted head, brush stroked center part and two applied looped braids of waxed human hair in front of each molded exposed ear and a brush stroked part running from ear to ear over the top of the head with a finely detailed applied coiled rear braided bun of waxed human hair, brown pupil-less glass eyes, closed mouth, unusual molded breasts, cloth body with leather arms, wearing a two-piece black satin dress with embroidered floral detail, striped silk apron, embroidered black net shawl and fingerless gloves, ht. 33 in., (very good, eyebrows and lashes enhanced with charcoal pencil).
Provenance: Estate of Maurine S. Popp.
very good, eye brows and lashes enhanced with charcoal pencil