Hello, my name is: Grace

 

This is a precise REPLICA of a 1940's department store display bust that was molded directly from a vintage model. This is a large model and is one of the very few that could model Victorian styles of apparel. The beautifully upswept hair style coupled with the thin neck and feminine features would make this an excellent model for brimmed Edwardian hats and even the boat hats of earlier Victorian styles. Plus, she is equally suited for jewelry of most eras. This model is 19 1/2" in height, 16 1/4" wide at the shoulders and has a forehead circumference of 22". Apparel is not included in the sale.

This is a precise REPLICA of a 1930's department store display bust that was molded directly from a vintage model. It is a fantastic Art Deco display and would be great for cloche type vintage hats or as a deco period accent piece. This lady is 15" in height and has a forehead circumference of approximately 21 1/4". Apparel is for display only and not included in the auction.

The primary objective of Decoeyes is to duplicate a historically correct hat and jewelry shop display mannequin true to the golden era of mannequin production (the 1920's through the 1950's).  We work very hard to create a model that closely resembles a new, mint-in-the-box original display from this era.  "Old School" techniques are utilized and no compromises are accepted solely for the purpose of reducing material costs or saving time of labor.

Our models are cast in the best USA manufactured resins available.  Each is cast, hand-finished, and hand-painted in our shop.  We have made changes over the years and each change was made to improve our productů..never to save money or time. The fantastic original vintage models were originally produced for the purpose of store displays and were never intended for public consumption.  The originals show the marks of handwork and ours impart the same hand-made "flaws"......they are not perfect, each is totally hand-made and exhibits "old school" techniques.

"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey!" John Ruskin (1819-1900).

 



    






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