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 Lana. The following is an exact quote from Decoeyes original description of Lana. This is a precise REPLICA of a 1940’s department store display bust that was molded directly from a vintage model. The original model may have been from the late 30’s or the early 40’s. She is definitely from the era of the “glamour girls” and models hats superbly. The casting is very sharp and has excellent detail. The height is 15″ and the forehead circumference is 21″. Apparel is for display only and 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. The result is a model that can display tastefully and not dominate the desired apparel…. These fantastic vintage models were originally produced for the purpose of store displays and were never intended for public consumption. The originals show the marks of handwork and ours impart the same hand-made “flaws”…… They are not perfect, each is totally hand-made and exhibits “old school” techniques. 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! She has hand painted brown eyes, brown/brunette hair, and wonderful make-up. She is marked on the bottom as follows: Decoeyes, 11-12-05. Her name is not marked but I know she is Lana. I believe she was made in the Waxi-Cast process, as her complexion is a bit darker than most. She is in overall excellent condition with a few minor scuffs from storage. 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 1940s Style Store Hat Display Lana” is in sale since Friday, April 14, 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, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
- Brand: DECO EYES
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States