We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
1800s Dr. Auzoux Anatomical Eye Model
This handmade and highly detailed model is an early Auzoux and very sought after. For a hand-painted paper model of this age most collectors would consider the condition exceptional. It was well taken care of. The body and parts are paper cache and the veins and arteries are silk wrapped wire. I'm always amazed at the painstaking detail that went into each piece. 7 in.Hx6 in.Wx10.5 in.D $3,100