Marotte in paper mache, late XIX century

Marotte in polychrome painted papier-mâché and glued printed paper, presenting a female figure with black hair and a scalloped bodice.

Marottes appeared in the second half of the 18th century and served as supports for headdresses when they were not worn. The shape of the fad resembling that of a real head, the headdress remained well ironed and in good shape; thus, milliners and headdress ironers frequently used marottes in their work. Excellent state of preservation

Height: 38 cm. Width: 22cm. Depth: 16cm.

XIX centure


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