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