Plaster Mannequin

An original plaster and wood male mannequin by Pierre Imans, circa 1930s…

SKU: RC00913.

Product Description

A stunning and rare example of a Pierre Imans male mannequin…

Previously used as a shop display, the mannequin dates to the early 20th century, circa 1920s. Although it is showing signs of its age, we think its a beautiful decorative piece with an authentic patina. Pierre Imans, was a French mannequin manufacturer of the period, who made wax and plaster mannequins for department stores worldwide

The mannequin itself is made in a mixture of wood, plaster and material. The legs are made with a moulded cardboard and then covered in plaster, and hand painted. The waist and chest are made also with a moulded cardboard and then covered in material. The chest does rotate a little when directed via the wooden internal mechanism. This entire area is quite tatty, yet it sits together to form this beautiful original piece…

Due to its age, areas of the material on the mannequin are stained and there are signs of scuffs and scars. The legs are a little ‘flaky’ where the outer coating has started to crack and therefore areas have been lost across the back and the front of them (thus exposing the original cardboard esq frame)

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The mannequin is in general used condition, yet it is great as a decorative piece. We feel the current condition simply adds to its charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 23cm Width : 31cm, Height : 131cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface scars and scratches, a little dirty and tatty in places, some paint chipping, some worn wood in places

Postage : Bulky Item £35 or local collection

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

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 23 x 31 x 131 cm