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.
Miners Gold Scale 1800s
This is a beautiful boxed pocket scale used mostly for gold. "W. Chambers Day, Burnmgham, Royal Mint" the rest is difficult to read. The box is 6.75" wide. This could be mid 19th century... $375