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.
Rare 1800s Dr. Auzoux Anatomical Model
This is a 54 inch male model Auzoux made and very sought after. This example looks very complete with only a toe and finger missing. For a hand-painted paper model of this age most collectors would consider the condition exceptional. It was well taken care of. The body and parts are paper cache but it is all supported by an inside structure of heavy blacksmith iron. It sits on the original cast iron tripod legs. 54 in.Hx18 in.Wx18 in.D $22,000