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Post by carlos32golf on May 22nd 2014, 4:02 pm

hello all

any help at all with peice would be appreciated , ceramic bust , made to look bronze but is ceramic.

approx 1.5 ft tall with no makers marks

quite heavy
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Post by NaomiM on May 22nd 2014, 4:47 pm

Is that felt on the base? If so I'd remove it and check for marks.
If it's a soft white earthenware I'd look around Portugal-Italy areas.

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Post by carlos32golf on May 22nd 2014, 5:34 pm

thanks naomi

not signed but yes a creamy white colour
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Post by NaomiM on May 22nd 2014, 5:38 pm

I've seen a few heads that were made in Italy in the 60-70s for ladies shop displays - hats & wigs. (they may still be making them). This looks the sort of thing that would have been sold to gents outfitters. It may explain the scuffing round the brow ridge.

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Post by studio-pots on May 22nd 2014, 5:38 pm

Is it hollow or solid?

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Post by NaomiM on May 22nd 2014, 5:49 pm

If you google ceramic mannequin head you'll see a few, although not this particular one.

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Post by carlos32golf on May 22nd 2014, 6:03 pm

thanks naomi

studio pots , its hollow
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Post by studio-pots on May 22nd 2014, 7:12 pm

Then it is mostly likely for the kind of use that Naomi says. If it had been solid then it could have been a sculptor's plaster cast.

It is stylish and really the price, if you did sell it, would depend on that rather than where it was made.

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Post by carlos32golf on May 22nd 2014, 7:20 pm

thanks studio pots, got a friend who owns a vintage clothing shop so i might sell it to him

unfortunatly i will have to go easy on him price wise...
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