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.