A Decorative Early 20thC Mannequin Head by Siegel & Stockman Paris

Origin: French
Period: Early 20th Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1925-35
Height: 13.5 inches
Width: 10 inches
Depth: 7 inches (all at maximum)

The layered plaster composition female adult form head with hand painted applied eyes, lashes, lips , the reverse stamped Siegel Paris survives from early twentieth century Paris, France.

The mannequin shows several knocks and losses which is part of its huge decorative appeal with a crack running to the back of the head and flaking to the whole.

V.N. Siegel of Siegel & Stockman, Paris, established in 1867, experimented with articulated legs, arms and wooden hands with bendable digits in an effort to more closely mimic human activities and later in 1925 startled the display industry with modern abstract mannequins closely following the Art Deco style. The company are still very much in operation today.

Good tabletop decorative.