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 “Flea Glass” in Case
Antique Flea Glass botanical insect pocket field magnifying glass. Jones type brass miniature folding flower, insect, field, pocket botanical microscope, entomologist's simple magnifier. This is a "flea glass" and has a turned bone or faux bone handle. Research dates these fine antiques date to late 18th/early 19th century. There are no makers marks or labels on this instrument. It does come in the original case... $375