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.
Original 1890s Half Scale Advertising Counter Display
This is an very early Victorian piece of in-store advertising. It a 40 inch half scale replica of a wood rimed galvanized bath tub. It has the original bottom drain|chain and plug as well as the top overflow drain. The body is metal showing the original inside yellow paint. The wood rim is complete with the original finish. But most importantly is has the advertising printed and readable on both sides. It reads. Standard bath fixtures|delightful and durable. The condition and patina are just the way I like to find them. I wonder if this was the company that became American Standard. 13 in.Hx40 in.Wx18 in.D $3,400