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Vintage Oliver Hardy Theatre Papier Mâché Head / Mask
Located in London, GB
This lot is a wonderful example of a vintage English handmade papier mâché hardy theater head. It’s highly likely this item was accompanied by a Stan Laurel head when the theatre per...
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Vintage 1960s French Folk Art Carnival Art

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Paper

Antique 1930s Judge Theatre Papier Mâché Head from Paris
Located in London, GB
Antique 1930s judge theatre papier mâché head from Paris This lot is a rare original 1930s papier mâché French theatre heads. This item was obtained via a private collection in Ly...
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Vintage 1930s French Folk Art Carnival Art

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Paper

Large Antique Papier Maché Carnival Masks, 1900s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
For sale are these rare, large early 20th century carnival masks made from wood and painted papier maché. Although looking a little creepy and intriguing they have a great decorat...
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Antique Early 1900s French Folk Art Figurative Sculptures

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Wood, Paper

  • Large Antique Papier Maché Carnival Masks, 1900s
  • Large Antique Papier Maché Carnival Masks, 1900s
  • Large Antique Papier Maché Carnival Masks, 1900s
  • Large Antique Papier Maché Carnival Masks, 1900s
H 26.38 in. W 23.63 in. D 21.66 in.
Papier-Mache Carnival Head by El Ingenio Barcelona
By El Ingenio
Located in Hudson, NY
an outstanding handmade papier-mache carnival or mardi gras head in the form of a turkish bearded and turbanned man. made by famous Barcelona shop El Ingenio. Rumor has it that El In...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Carnival Art

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Papier Mâché

Papier-Mâché Carnival Ball Toss Game
Located in Culver City, CA
Pierrot clown and portly chef with gaping open mouths.
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Early 20th Century French Carnival Art

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Wood

  • Papier-Mâché Carnival Ball Toss Game
  • Papier-Mâché Carnival Ball Toss Game
  • Papier-Mâché Carnival Ball Toss Game
  • Papier-Mâché Carnival Ball Toss Game
H 13 in. W 8.25 in. D 5 in.
Huge Vintage Papier Mâché Carnival Parade Head, 1950s
Located in Hastings, GB
Huge papier mâché carnival 'Big Head' Handmade vintage carnival parade head circa 1950s In good condition for age Dimensions Are as close as possible, a very awkward shap...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Carnival Art

20th Century Catholic Clergyman, Papier Mâché Carnival Fairground Theatre Mask
Located in Lowestoft, GB
An oversized carnival mask, in the form of a rotund cheeky catholic clergyman with a typical Cappello Romano hat. Thick papier mâché construction, with original painted ground. A...
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Mid-20th Century European Carnival Art

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Paper

Papier Mache Stage Prop
Located in Houston, TX
Papier Mache Stage Prop of an Elephant Head From France. Made to Put Your Head in and Look Out of The Screen Above the Trunk, see Image 7.
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20th Century French Carnival Art

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Papier Mâché

  • Papier Mache Stage Prop
  • Papier Mache Stage Prop
  • Papier Mache Stage Prop
  • Papier Mache Stage Prop
H 17 in. W 25 in. D 17 in.
Vintage French Papier Mache Brightly Painted Carnival Heads
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A variety of large brightly-painted vintage French papier mâché Carnival or ‘caricature’ type heads.  
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20th Century French Folk Art Carnival Art

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Paper

Vintage Carnival Papier Mâché Head with Moveable Teeth
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very unique head from a carnival. Great coloring and condition. Mounted on a metal stand. Small crank in the back allowing you to rotate his teeth around in side the mouth. Cool piec...
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Vintage 1950s American Carnival Art

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Paper

Huge Papier Mâché Hat
Located in London, GB
Huge papier mâché hat The item for sale is a very rare vintage circa 1960s French handmade papier mâché giant gentleman’s hat. The item is handmade with layers of old papier patche...
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Vintage 1950s French Folk Art Carnival Art

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Paper

  • Huge Papier Mâché Hat
  • Huge Papier Mâché Hat
  • Huge Papier Mâché Hat
  • Huge Papier Mâché Hat
H 13 in. W 17 in. D 22 in.
Winston Churchill Papier Mâché Head
Located in London, GB
Huge paper mâché Carnival / Fairground Winston Churchill decorative rare item The item for sale is a very rare vintage circa 1970s English handmade life-size carnival Winston Chur...
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Vintage 1960s French Folk Art Carnival Art

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Paper

  • Winston Churchill Papier Mâché Head
  • Winston Churchill Papier Mâché Head
  • Winston Churchill Papier Mâché Head
  • Winston Churchill Papier Mâché Head
H 16 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
Papier Mâché Devil from Mexico
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Beautifully created papier mâché devil martian by folk artist MAS from central Mexico. Hand painted, signed and dated.
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2010s Mexican Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Plaster

  • Papier Mâché Devil from Mexico
  • Papier Mâché Devil from Mexico
  • Papier Mâché Devil from Mexico
  • Papier Mâché Devil from Mexico
H 30 in. W 9.5 in. D 9 in.
Papier Mâché Cow Theatre Mask
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century theatre papier mâché cow mask This lot is a wonderful example of an early 20th century French handmade papier mâché cow theatre mask. This item is very well mad...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Carnival Art

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Paper

  • Papier Mâché Cow Theatre Mask
  • Papier Mâché Cow Theatre Mask
  • Papier Mâché Cow Theatre Mask
  • Papier Mâché Cow Theatre Mask
H 15.75 in. W 15.75 in. D 11.82 in.
Papier Mache Carnival Cart Mirror
Located in Hudson, NY
Papier mache carnival cart mirror with mercury glass mirror
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Early 20th Century Wall Mirrors

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Mercury Glass, Papier Mâché, Wood

  • Papier Mache Carnival Cart Mirror
  • Papier Mache Carnival Cart Mirror
  • Papier Mache Carnival Cart Mirror
  • Papier Mache Carnival Cart Mirror
H 34 in. W 50 in. D 4 in.
Mid-20th Century Papier Mache Theatre Head
Located in London, GB
Mid-20th century papier mache theatre head We are proud to offer a mid-20th century hand crafted papier mache theatre head. In the form of a bull this example is made from papier...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Carnival Art

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Paper

French Papier-Maché Toy Harlequin Bean Bag Toss
Located in Peekskill, NY
Most of these large impressive toys never survived. The fact that these were toys and also made of very delicate Papier-Maché make nice examples rare. I brought this item back from P...
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Early 20th Century French Carnival Art

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Wood

Carnival Or Circus Glass Eyed Tiger Head
Located in Santa Monica, CA
This paper mache tiger head from the 1920's features glass eyes and a fantastic vibrant original paint surface. Presented on original black painted wood shield mount. Likely a circus...
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Early 20th Century American Carnival Art

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Papier Mâché, Paper

  • Carnival Or Circus Glass Eyed Tiger Head
  • Carnival Or Circus Glass Eyed Tiger Head
  • Carnival Or Circus Glass Eyed Tiger Head
  • Carnival Or Circus Glass Eyed Tiger Head
H 15.5 in. W 12 in. D 16 in.
1920s 'Man In The Moon' Papier Mâché Stage Prop
Located in Hastings, GB
1920s 'Man In The Moon' Papier mâché Prop. Theatre / stage prop. Handmade and finished with beautiful enigmatic hand painted face. 50cm height, 50cm width approx. Metal plate and hoo...
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Vintage 1920s British Arts and Crafts Carnival Art

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Paper

  • 1920s 'Man In The Moon' Papier Mâché Stage Prop
  • 1920s 'Man In The Moon' Papier Mâché Stage Prop
  • 1920s 'Man In The Moon' Papier Mâché Stage Prop
  • 1920s 'Man In The Moon' Papier Mâché Stage Prop
H 19.69 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
French Papier Mâché Theatre Horse Head from Paris, circa 1950s
Located in London, GB
French papier mâché theatre horse head from Paris, circa 1950s For sale in this LOT is a rare original 1950s Papier mâché French theatre horse’s heads. This item was obtained via ...
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Vintage 1950s French Folk Art Carnival Art

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Paper

French Ball Toss Rabbit
Located in Houston, TX
Charming Papier Mache Figure of a Rabbit From a Carnival Game. Used as a Ball or Bean Bag Toss.
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Early 20th Century French Carnival Art

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Papier Mâché, Wood

  • French Ball Toss Rabbit
  • French Ball Toss Rabbit
  • French Ball Toss Rabbit
  • French Ball Toss Rabbit
H 37.5 in. W 17 in. D 15 in.
Mid-20th Century Papier Mache Bull Carnival Mask
Located in London, GB
Mid-20th century papier mache bull carnival mask We are proud to offer a quirky mid-20th century papier mache carnival bulls mask. Made from a canvas and heavy layered Papier Mache ...
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Vintage 1950s British Folk Art Animal Sculptures

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Paper

Rotating Carnival Head of Woman in Paper Mache and Hair
Located in Pasadena, CA
A large carnival head rendered in paper mache and real hair that is tied back with a flower. The piece rests atop a rotating black plastic base.
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Sculptures

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Papier Mâché, Paper

Giant Rotating Carnival Head of Man
Located in Pasadena, CA
A large-scale papier mache carnival head resting atop a rotating base. The skillfully rendered head has a lively, realistic expression emphasized by hand-painted decoration and real ...
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Vintage 1940s American Sculptures

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Paper, Paint, Papier Mâché

Papier Mâché German Theatre Head
Located in London, GB
German officer papier mâché theatre head from Paris, circa 1950s This lot is a rare original 1950s papier mâché French theatre heads in the form of a German soldier. This item was...
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Vintage 1950s French Folk Art Carnival Art

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Paper

  • Papier Mâché German Theatre Head
  • Papier Mâché German Theatre Head
  • Papier Mâché German Theatre Head
  • Papier Mâché German Theatre Head
H 18 in. W 9 in. D 13 in.

Papier Mache Carnival For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the papier mache carnival you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A papier mache carnival — often made from paper, wood and glass — can elevate any home. Find 22 options for an antique or vintage papier mache carnival now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a papier mache carnival — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A papier mache carnival made by Folk Art designers — as well as those associated with Arts and Crafts — is very popular. El Ingenio each produced at least one beautiful papier mache carnival that is worth considering.

How Much is a Papier Mache Carnival?

The average selling price for a papier mache carnival at 1stDibs is $1,450, while they’re typically $475 on the low end and $3,500 for the highest priced.