Contact Seller Doe And Hope Tel07729 213013Please quote Antiques Atlas.
Non UK callers :
+44 7729 213013

c.1910 Ventriloquist’s Dummy Attributed to Quisto

c.1910 Ventriloquist’s Dummy Attributed to Quisto Arthur Quisto  Quisto dummy
The Edwardian period dummy of high build quality, in a herringbone tweed suit with scarlet bow tie, the head with a thick shock of ginger curly hair and the body constructed of a combination of paper maché, and plaster composition parts with lower limbs with fabric attachments with the wooden carved hands painted in a very light skin colour, the legs consist of black painted wooden shoes. The face is also in a light skin color with reddened cheeks the lips are painted red, the eyebrows and eyelashes black, the glass eyes blue.

In superb overall original condition, there is only some small flaking to the paint on the chin. The costume for the dummy is of the highest tailored quality, and in excellent condition. The two buttons on the jacket are original as is the bow tie. The mouth mechanism is in good working order.

Arthur Quisto lived from 1882 to 1960. His real name was Edwin Simms. He was known primarily for his Punch & Judy Shows, but Quisto also built figures for Tom Coram and Arthur Prince. He used pneumatic devices and was the first to use electromagnetic devices to animate his figures.

The uncanny nature of ventriloquist’s dummies has enthralled and spooked people for decades, and they continue to feature in horror films to this day. The idea of the ghost in the inanimate object is not a new one, Freud has written at length on the subject in his discussions on the uncanny, and ghost stories have featured dolls and portraits coming to life for centuries.

Simply a superb example more than likely from the stable of one of the finest dummy makers that the world has seen.
£890.00  UK
$1130.03  USA
1029.64  EU
 The price has been listed in British Pounds.
Conversion rates as of 29/NOV/2023. Euro & Dollar prices will vary and should only be used as a guide.
Always confirm final price with dealer.
 Phone or visit the website to buy, Free UK shipping.
DimensionsHeight 21 inches Width (Shoulder to Shoulder) 7.5 inches Depth 5 inches (maximum) Datec.1900-1920  Early 20th Century Antiques MaterialPapier Mache OriginEnglish ConditionExcellent. Item codeas155a762 StatusSold

SellerDoe And Hope

View all stock from
Doe And Hope

Doe and HopePrivate dealer, By appointment only
The Onion Barn, Shoe Cottage,
15 High Street, Blunham,
Bedfordshire, MK44 3NL.
MK44 3NL

Tel : 07729 213013

Non UK callers : +44 7729 213013

Get directions to Doe And Hope
Contact Seller

Enquire directly to Doe And Hope about this item here.

c.1910 Ventriloquist’s Dummy Attributed to Quisto



For information on how we deal with your data please see our Privacy policy.

You may also be interested in

 Ancient Artifacts
 Antique Books
 Antique Boxes
 Antique Clocks
 Antique Collectables
 Antique Furniture
 Antique Games
 Antique Glass
 Antique Jewellery
 Antique Mirrors
 Antique Sewing
 Antique Silver
 Antique/Vintage Clothes
 Architectural - Salvage
 Arms and Militaria
 Art / Paintings
 Binoculars & Telescopes
 Busts and Figures
 Carpets and Rugs
 Coins, Banknotes, Medals
 Desk Accessories
 Film and Television
 Fireplace Decor
 Fishing Tackle
Folk Art
 Furniture (Post 1940)
 Garden Antiques
 Japan / Chinese / Oriental
 Locks, Keys and Safes
 Luggage and Trunks
 Musical Antiques
 Natural History
 Nautical Antiques
 Silver Plated
 Sporting Antiques
 Textiles / Embroidery
 Tribal Art
 Vintage Technology
 Vintage Vanity
 Walking Sticks & Canes
 Wood Carvings