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Auction archive: Lot number 75

A rare Montanari-type wax mask with muslin covering

Auction 25.10.2005
25 Oct 2005
Estimate
£300 - £400
ca. US$529 - US$705
Price realised:
£504
ca. US$888
Auction archive: Lot number 75

A rare Montanari-type wax mask with muslin covering

Auction 25.10.2005
25 Oct 2005
Estimate
£300 - £400
ca. US$529 - US$705
Price realised:
£504
ca. US$888
Beschreibung:

A rare Montanari-type wax mask with muslin covering with bright blue inset eyes, the mask attached to the stuffed cloth head with pins at the side, the rigid limb body with crude black kid arms, with original dotted muslin robe, red wool cape and frilled bonnet, mid 19th century --9in. (22cm.) high ; and an early English poured wax doll, the dark eyes wired to the centre of the rigid coarse linen body, with wax arms and outspread hands, wearing long silk stockings, shift and spotted muslin high-waisted frock edged with lace -- circa 1815, 13½in. (34cm.) high (damaged and repaired) , with a photograph of the doll set as a postcard in 1907 (2)

Auction archive: Lot number 75
Auction:
Datum:
25 Oct 2005
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
Beschreibung:

A rare Montanari-type wax mask with muslin covering with bright blue inset eyes, the mask attached to the stuffed cloth head with pins at the side, the rigid limb body with crude black kid arms, with original dotted muslin robe, red wool cape and frilled bonnet, mid 19th century --9in. (22cm.) high ; and an early English poured wax doll, the dark eyes wired to the centre of the rigid coarse linen body, with wax arms and outspread hands, wearing long silk stockings, shift and spotted muslin high-waisted frock edged with lace -- circa 1815, 13½in. (34cm.) high (damaged and repaired) , with a photograph of the doll set as a postcard in 1907 (2)

Auction archive: Lot number 75
Auction:
Datum:
25 Oct 2005
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
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