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.
1920s Harold Lloyd Litho Tin Toy
This rare pre- WW II German made tin toy is seldom seen. Lloyd|Harold (Clayton) (1893–1971)|U.S. movie comedian. Performing his own hair-raising stunts|he used physical danger as a source of comedy in silent movies such as High and Dizzy (1920)|Safety Last (1923)|and The Freshman (1925). 6.5 in.Wx4 in.D $750