Sunday, January 23, 2011
Tuck's Half Mask (circa 1890s, London)
"Antique Tuck's Half-Mask. Kathleen Mavourneen for Halloween or other costume.
Maker: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Raphael House, London, Publishers to their Majesties. No. 19
Material: Cardboard and twine/cording.
Features: Pliable cardboard meant to go around the face and tie in the back although due to age more brittle than when created. Best used for display. Bright lithograph. Original eye-holes extended. Purchased in europe.
Clothing: Kathleen is wearing a green scarf with shamrocks adorning her sandy blond/brown hair.
Height: 7.5 inches (18 cm) height x 12 inches (30.5 cm) width approximately width not including ties.
Condition: This one is used. Probably worn then put away. Worn much later, since there is cellophane tape holding a two inch tear at bridge of nose. Creases where the mask bends around face and one tie. Soil under right eye. Still very good condition."