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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part II

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 588

    A COLLECTION OF FIVE FRENCH PAINTED PAPIER-MÂCHÉ WIG MAKERS' OR MILLINERS' MAROTTES

    CIRCA 1880

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    A COLLECTION OF FIVE FRENCH PAINTED PAPIER-MÂCHÉ WIG MAKERS' OR MILLINERS' MAROTTES
    CIRCA 1880
    Decorated with stylised features, some with moleskin wrapped heads, including one naturalistically painted with velvet wrapped neck
    The largest -- 16 in. (41 cm.) high (5)


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    French wigmakers and milliners used marottes to display their handiwork in the window or, on the counter of their shops. French marottes were generally composed of papier-mâché and decorated in a naturalistic mode. Conversely, English examples were created from solid elm and generally found simply carved. See Robert Young, Folk Art, London 1999, p. 69.

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