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.
Mask of Simonne Laube’s 1938
It is said that this face was taken from the death mask of a beautiful suicide victim in the early 1930s. They produced a number of these hard rubber likenesses in the late 1930s. Its signed Mademe Simonne LAUBE 1938 Paris. These masks are often used as a base for medical study. This is a clean original example most have drawn on showing the facial muscles.... $400