My mannequin heads were made by Decoeyes (Jerry & Susie) in the U. Since Jerrys mannequin heads were so well made, I found them to be completely addictive and I have a lot of them. I will be listing them whenever I can, but this will take time. I used them mainly for photography and many are like new but others have sustained some bumps and bruises, which I will describe to the best of my ability and include in the pictures. These were made of some sort of resin and are nearly unbreakable. There were ones that were cast in what he called Waxi-Cast and I believe I can point those out, as they have a darker complexion than the rest. They were all cast from original mannequin heads of the period and all work was done by hand, including painting and casting. I actually have one that is old and one that is new (Ivy), and I treasure them both as you can really see how he made his mannequin heads so well. The name of this mannequin head is Ruby. The following is an exact quote from Decoeyes original description of Ruby. This is a precise REPLICA of a 1920’s department store display bust that was molded directly from a vintage model. This fine model has a very 20’s period look and is great for vintage apparel display. A near-mint original display results in a very nice mold that appears as a brand new 1920’s model. The height of this model is 15″ and the forehead circumference is 21 3/4″. The apparel shown is for display only and is not included in the sale. The primary objective of Decoeyes is to duplicate a historically correct hat and jewelry shop display mannequin true to the golden era of mannequin production (the 1920’s through the 1950’s). We work very hard to create a model that closely resembles a new, mint-in-the-box original display from this era. “Old School” techniques are utilized and no compromises are accepted solely for the purpose of reducing material costs or saving time of labor. This particular Ruby casting was one of the last done in our Waxi-Cast technique utilizing three “skin layers” of different translucencies and intrinsic colors. The materials that we utilized with these castings are no longer available and consequently our new models will be painted conventionally. There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey! The photos are of the exact mannequin that is being offered. She has red/blonde–actually looks like the color of copper without the metallic sheen strawberry blonde? Hair, hand painted green eyes, and wonderful make-up. Please look at the pictures, as they are part of the description. I feel sure the one I have is made in the Waxi-Cast technique, as she has the typical darker complexion and looks like wax. She appears to be in excellent, almost like-new condition, with perhaps a few tiny scuffs (no paint loss) from being around for so many years. There is one very small scuff on the top of her head near the forehead. It is not noticeable and you have to look for it. There is a small “mark” on the back of her base but I believe this happened during manufacturing and is not a damage. She is marked on the bottom as follows: Decoeyes, 2-4-07, Ruby. Decoeyes mannequins are the ONLY ones I know of that are EXACT reproductions of vintage ones. It’s nice to have one of the old ones but they invariably have chips, cracks, have been repainted (sometimes very crudely), and who knows what? And most are made of plaster, which isn’t nearly as durable as the resin that was used by Decoeyes. Im sure you will love this mannequin head, as I did for so many years! The item “Decoeyes Mannequin Head/Bust Vintage 1920s Style Store Hat Display Ruby” is in sale since Sunday, March 05, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Mannequins”. The seller is “somewhereintime6766″ and is located in Nesconset, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: DECO EYES
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States