Workshop plaster representing the three Graces after Germain Pilon

In 1561, Catherine de Medici commissioned Germain Pilon to create an element of the funerary monument which was to be used to house the heart of her late husband, King Henry II. This monument was erected in the church of the Parisian convent of the Célestins.

19th century
​​​​​​​France

Spanish Capipote

Spanish capipote dressed in leather
Polychrome carved wood, face covered with a thin layer of polychrome stucco.
Sulfide eyes

Late 18th
Spain

Flemish Capipote

Capipote in carved wood and painted face.

These Virgins were used during processions, or in churches, chapels, oratories. They could also illustrate passages from the Bible for the often illiterate faithful and make the Holy Scriptures more understandable. They were dressed in a more or less luxurious way depending on the city, the village or the individual who owned them.

End of 18th century, beginning of 19th century
France.

Incredible ventriloquist

This conjurer’s automaton was probably a boutique model. wood and papier-mâché, glass eyes, original collar and bow tie, mechanisms in perfect working order,
XIX century,
Italy

Collector’s doll

Collector’s doll, polychrome papier-mâché head from the Voit house
Body in wood and fabrics. The lines of the hand are sculpted.

Spanish capipote carrying the infant Christ.

Spanish capipote carrying the infant Christ.
Polychrome carved wood, face covered with a thin layer of polychrome stucco.
Sulphide eyes
Old clothes
The Christ is in carved wood covered with polychrome stucco, the eyes in sulphide. (Missing on the fingers)