Mid Century Papier Mache Mad Hatter7

Papier Mache Mad Hatter

A superb depiction of the Mad Hatter in papier mache, circa mid part of the 20th century…

£295

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A cool papier mache ‘Mad hatter’…

Although we are unsure of the actual age of these piece, we understand from the previous owner that it could date to the mid part of the 20th century, circa 1940s. Although we would assume it is depicting the fictional character ‘The Mad Hatter’, from Alice in Wonderland, we understand that this was used as a shop window display originally

It’s a stunning piece, made from papier mache and hand painted. It does show its age in areas, yet it’s oozing charm and authenticity too. It’s a lightweight piece, yet it comfortably ‘free stands’ on its own. It’s a fun piece and in good shape given its age. Great for display as a collectable, or even for a theatrical or stage prop…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The depiction is structurally good, yet a little tatty in places. There are surface scars and abrasions and some paint chipping, yet we feel it simply adds to its charm and authenticity. The notable imperfection for us is the naive ‘fix’ to one of the fingers (on the mad hatters’ left hand – as pictured). Although it’s a small repair or ‘fudge’, we don;t believe it is detrimental to the overall look and feel of this brilliant piece. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 28cm, Width : 45cm, Height : 97cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface marks and scratches, paint chipping, some surface losses, tatty and dirty in areas, used nature with knocks and bruises, a notable repair or replacement of one finger (left hand)

Postage : Due to the fragile nature of this item, it is listed as local collection only. We do however have an affordable courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Saturdays 9am to 5pm or 7 days a week via a personal appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

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Dimensions 28 x 45 x 97 cm