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.
Master Built Cased Cutty Sark Scale Model
The Clipper ship Cutty Sark was an icon of design in 1869 and still remains a model builders favorite. I remember as a child my father building the same ship and having it proudly on display for decades. The example pictured is one of the best I've seen that must have 1000 or more hours in it.... a labor of love. The quality is in the level of detail and the close up pictures tell the whole story. The rigging is amazing. You can study this for hours and still find surprises. The condition is beautiful and it comes in the original hand made 50" case... Was $2400...Now on SALE at $1200