EXTREMELY RARE VICTORIAN ANTIQUE FRENCH WAX MANNEQUIN HEAD W GLASS EYES, AWESOME. I have only seen these in pictures until now. A very rare, superbly crafted antique Victorian French Wax mannequin head! Dating to the turn of the century, she has beautiful, realistic large glass brown eyes, eyelashes and unfaded lovely color to her complexion.
She has a full head of original human medium brown long hair, this is the painstakingly applied hair into the head, a few strands at a time. She has more hair on her head than I do on mine! Her pony tail is thicker than mine is. And no one has cut her hair to change it from original!!
Her features are beautiful and she has a very pleasant expression on her face, serene and sweet. The head is in amazingly good condition. The face is practically perfect, save for a very few minor, shallow nicks in the surface of her forehead and a tiny bit of color wear to her nose, but that is not easy to see. Her eyebrows and lips still retain the original natural color tints and her cheeks are flush with a natural blush.Her eyeliner is delicate and still fresh looking. Her eyelashes are all there, delicate and long with a perfect curl. I have carefully combed her hair, starting from the bottom, with a very wide tooth comb, making sure not to stress the hair inserts, so that need not be done by the next owner.
When I have seen these French wax heads in pictures, there is always fading, dents and damage to the nose, chin, pieces of skin chipped off, and the eyes are no longer fresh. None of these problems exist here. There are usually bald areas on the head. Actually, a goodly number of French wax mannequin heads were bald, no hair at all, and were meant to have wigs added.Her neck is in fine shape. You can see and appreciate the fine condition in my many detailed photographs. The only flaw to report. The back of her base below her neck was damaged and repaired with wax, and from the look of it, was done a very, very long time ago.
Underneath, inside her head, there is some wood to provide structure. She will come with her black velvet choker and the burgundy velvet top, with buttons and sleeves, just as I found her. If you want, you could add mannequin arms and hands into the sleeves. She measures 13 1/2 inches tall from her base to the top of her hair.
She is offered in spring weather only. Someone or many someones have taken supreme care of her for all these decades and I want to make sure she stays in the condition she is in now. You will see that this one is better than others for sale. If you want more photos, please ask.The item "EXTREMELY RARE VICTORIAN ANTIQUE FRENCH WAX MANNEQUIN HEAD W GLASS EYES, AWESOME" is in sale since Monday, June 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Store Displays". The seller is "watersnowskier" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.