Conrad Hartz Mandarin Head in a Box


One of the more unusual item that Conrad Hartz has produced is the Head in a box like that used by the famous ventriloquist Senior Wences. This is Conrad’s version being a Chinese head in the box.

Per usual Conrad’s carving on the face is very fine and his paint on this one is outstanding. I found it a bit unusual because the mouth operation is reverse to a normal vent figure in that instead of pulling down on the lever to make the mouth open you must push up. It is possible that the original purchaser of this head in the box asked for it this way. It just seems a bit strange.

I am happy to add this unusual ventriloquile item to my ever growing collection.

Click here to see the Conrad Hartz Head in a Box




Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. His collection of ventriloquist figures now numbers over 100 figures of which there are over 50 Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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