John Lewis Phrenology Head Large


John Lewis
H29.5 x W15 x D14cm
Eligible for International Delivery

Product information

An ornamental porcelain head of the popular 19th century discipline of phrenology. The model demonstrates the belief that different areas of the mind had different mental faculties. A person's skull could then be measured to determine their personality. Could your head contain bigger areas of benevolence, veneration or firmness? Find out.

This item has been carefully selected as part of our Curiosity Shop gift collection. A quirky collection inspired by vintage shops and flea markets you'll find everything from gorgeous globes to handy wash bags, smart hip flasks to statement sailing boats. Crammed with curios and great gift ideas, Curiosity Shop is packed full of ideas for the person who has everything.


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Collect + from a local shop from tomorrow - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery available

  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Rest of World - £10.00
  • Australia - £10.00
Provided by JL Delivery Ltd - more about international delivery


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 4 out of 5 by An Interesting item Ordered this item online and was very disappointed with the head that had been despatched ,chipped and wording not straight.I returned it to the store and they let me pick a replacement from the shop shelf. Very pleased with the replacement :-) Friends thought it was an antique very authentic. 09 June 2015
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