Antique Ventriloquist dummy automaton dummy doll head
There is some debate if it is a ventriloquist dummy or came from a fun fair, shop display or something similar due to it’s size. It is 28 cm high by 17 cm across. The eyes are glass and the mouth, eyes eyebrows and mouth are controlled by wires inside. It is made from plaster. I am no expert but I imagine it dates from the 20’s. It is a great looking piece but does have a few bits of damage around the base and where the two halves were joined.
I have been told by someone who knows far more than me that it came from a window display and is possibly by Jaff or Decamps. I will let you decide