Posted 7 years ago
Found this chalkware piece for sale on local ebay. It was in fair condition, a bit dirty and with the original painting peeling off in some spots, some chipped corners and a glued broken hand.
Did a complete restoration and repaint. Can't tell the age for sure but the hair style seems to be from the 1930s. Looks like it was some kind of cosmetics shop display. It measures 8.2 inches wide (21cm) by 13.3 inches high (34cm) by 3.5 inches deep (9 cm).
The second pic shows the original condition of the piece. The third picture is an ad from 1937 and the fourth picture was found on the internet by kyratango, following a tip from dr. neon (thanks guys!). (UPDATE: the fourth picture was sent by dr. neon, from the piece he owns)
I am making a wooden base for it and will upload a pic as soon as I get it mounted to it.