A. Quisto Ventriloquist Figure

 

Of the early English figure makers and one of the rarer ones to find are those made by Arthur Quisto.

I am excited to be able to show everyone this great example of his work that is absolutely 100% original condition. This fellow was used and then sort of abused but has survived until I was able to acquire him for my collection.

His head is made of paper mache and he has leather moving mouth and side moving glass eyes. He did have crepe hair and some still remains. All of his paint is original too having never been touched up in any way. His hands are original carved wood with the original paint, his body is made of paper mache with a wooden bottom board. The head stick fits perfectly into a small hole made to hold it in place. The levers are metal wire. The lower legs on him are also done in paper mache. His clothing is also totally original and does have some damage but I would never change it.

The head stick is signed but you must hold it in a mirror to be able to read the name. I find this to be very interesting. I have not seen this done on any other figures and would love to know if anyone else has seen this done. He is a great example