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Posted 3 years ago

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susankeb
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I bought this on ebay years ago & I haven't found info on her yet but I believe she is from a store Christmas window display. See how her shoes are attached to metal rods. I think this must've been because she was attached or even moving on a stage. Her one hand is damaged but I can't look at her without thinking she must've had her hands in a fur muff. Her green velvet gown is perfect & luxurious, her hair is "real", she has a little pearl necklace- she is truly elegant.
I read that Spaeth Design is responsible for creating many of these types of displays in NY, but haven't found an email to send these pics to.
She's 22" high with the metal rod. She has a complicated paper "petticoat" underneath that I'm afraid to mess with too much in order to find out more but her legs go all the way up. Also she has a hat with a feather border that sheds.
I would love to know if anyone has any knowledge of this figure or one like her.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    How tall is she ? What is she made of ? do her arms come off ? I need a closer look at face is that possible so I can see painting better .
    Thanks for sharing her . Can you look at her back mid way down and see if there are any markings.
  2. susankeb, 3 years ago
    Hi Manikin- thanks for your interest! I added some info after I read your comments & I want to investigate more but honestly, her clothing is so substantial & important that there is no way I would try & get under it to see what her arms do. She's a True fashionista circa ??????
  3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hi the company you refer to appears to have used Adel Rootstein studio mannequins . I have talked with company and they only did 2 mannequins in miniature size . I have a photo of one but they never did yours. So my question is the hand that is broke does it look like pressed shaved wood ? I can tell by her lips she is not real old and she has been dressed by a person she is not in factory clothes they are home made . I am working on it but I need to know what she is made of can you make a guess maybe
  4. susankeb, 3 years ago
    I put up a closeup photo of her face. I hope this helps.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I just saw face close up . She is a mannequin my guess she was on display for winter scene as you said , I am trying to date the painting on face which is gorgeous ! I love her . Can I see her legs ? and hands ?
  6. susankeb, 2 years ago
    so I found the lenghty information that the seller passed on to me years ago about this mannequin & you can see it if you search susankeb ebay classified newark area. susankeb@msn.com

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