Posted 2 years ago
I spent my vacations in Spain this year and obviously could not avoid the flea markets and beautiful antique shops of Madrid, where I found this locally produced miniature mannequin torso. It is labeled "TEJEDOR - Concepción Jerónima, 4 - MADRID" which are the names of the factory and its address. The factory was owned by a certain Francisco Tejedor and I found invoices from his company being sold online dated from 1907 and 1927, which is the one I posted in the fourth picture. The company name mentions it produced manniquins, toys and "all kinds of cardboard objects". The invoice is signed "Ftejedor". This little mannequin is made of paper mache covered with a very fine padded linen cloth, finely sewn, with wooden shoulder and neck pieces. It probably had a wooden stand and a neck finial that went missing. It is 14 1/2 inches tall. I estimate its age based on other Tejedor mannequins found online that have the same style.