Theatrical Costume Heads

Theatrical Costume Heads

A cool pair of hand made theatrical costume heads from Homburg of Leeds, England, circa latter part of the 20th century…

SKU: RC0459.
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Product Description

A cool pair of theatrical costume heads…

Although we are unsure of the actual age of these pieces, we understand from the previous owner that these were salvaged from the famous costume outfitters ‘Homburgs’ of Leeds, England. Since the 1940s, this highly regarded costumier has been the first port of call for thousands of actors in need of historically accurate uniforms for their amateur drama productions. The company closed its doors in 2009, with an estimated 20,000 pieces going on sale. We are delighted to be able to offer these two pieces for decorative or functional purposes

Both of the heads are large in size, and made from a moulded foam material. They are hard to touch and of a strong build, albeit lightweight in nature. We are not sure of their original purpose, maybe commissioned for a theatrical performance. We are also not sure what they are meant to depict; the Pink one, maybe a hag or witch, the Blue one – not sure…

We are offering these pieces in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. Both heads structurally are good. They are lightweight and obviously are a little tatty in places. The Blue head shows a fracture around the nose, but it doesn’t actually impact the structure and it isn’t loose. There are surface scars and abrasions and some paint chipping, yet we feel it simply adds to their charm and authenticity. Great pieces for display or to be used in a theatrical setting. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Pink Head – Depth : 45cm, Width : 53cm, Height : 73cm, Blue Head – Depth : 60cm, Width : 43cm, Height : 60cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface marks and scratches, paint chipping, some surface losses, tatty and dirty in areas, of a used nature with knocks and bruises

Postage : Bulky Item £35 or local collection from CB25 0AA

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

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Additional Information

Dimensions 45 x 53 x 73 cm