Rare Double sided Theatre Carnival Papier Mache Oversized Head
For sale in this LOT is a vintage very cool and super unique sized Papier Mache original carnival / fairground double sided happy and sad carnival oversized head. This is a very collectable and unique item, we have never had one in stock before and very unlikely to be obtaining another one of this style, condition and overall quality. It would originally have been used in either a carnival or theatre show. The item is aged well and in wonderful overall great condition both structurally and with strong colour as you can see in the photos provided. The item is made up of vintage super thin (Rare) papier mache and hand painted with wonderful detail. The truly unique quality of this item is that its double sided and the subject matter is quite unique also, Happy on one side and crying on the other. The attention to detail is second to know and the quality of thin papier mache layering is very well done and unique, leaving item solid and yet wafer light (very unique and in close to mint condition).
It’s a good oversize piece which is not only highly collectable but also very rare as a subject matter. This item was obtained from a private showman’s collection in London and has just come to market in our store.
Dimensions: H 11” x W 13” x D 11”
In close to mint condition structurally, colour is aged but all present, a few scratch marks are present. Signs of wear and tear to the top part shown in the photos provided. No break, cuts or dents, The paint is faded due to age but has not been re-painted. A wonderful condition for an item of this age and due to this condition is very collectable and rare to market, a complete one off…….
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